While many of us have little ones that probably won’t make it til midnight or even try, it’s still fun to make some New Year crafts to celebrate anyways!
New Year’s Mobile:
- Construction paper
- Glue/ tape
- I printed out the words Happy & New Year on my computer, in large print. I let my son cut out the strips of paper
- Glue/tape the words onto colored construction paper.
- Cut out the numbers 2-0-1-2
- Punch a hole in the middle on top of Happy, and also the bottom middle. Also punch a hole in the top on the New Year paper as well and 4 holes spaced out on the bottom as well. And a hole on the top of each number.
- Tie a long piece of yarn thru the top of Happy to hang from the ceiling. Tie smaller pieces of yarn to connect the other pieces together.
- Color if you’d like, add stickers and glitter as you like.
What kid doesn’t like to make noise? There are several options for noise makers so use what you have around the house.
1. Ribbon Spool noise maker– Use an empty spool of ribbon. Peel off any labels. If it doesn’t have a hole in the middle,simply punch a hole in it, add some rice, pebbles or anything like that you have, then put tape over the hole. Have your kid paint it and decorate with stickers, markers, glitter. Add streamers if you like.
2. TP roll noise maker- Paint the empty roll or cover it with construction paper. Use a rubber band to secure some paper over one end. Fill with rice or pebbles, etc. Use another rubber band to secure paper on the other end. Decorate with stickers, etc.
3. Drums- Using an empty oatmeal container, cut the top of the container off, you will be using the bottom so leave about 3-4″. Use the lid to secure the other end. Wrap in construction paper and decorate as you like. Insert a Popsicle stick in the bottom. Use 2 beads, tie a string to each, and tape them to each side of the drum.
4. Water Bottle noise maker– Paint outside of empty bottle. Fill the bottom with rice, pebbles, etc. Place lid back on.
We didn’t have time to make any of these this year yet, I just wanted to be sure to tell everyone about them in time to make their own! You can write the year on it too to make it more festive as well.
Fun Breakfast Idea– Make pancakes and cut them into numbers to spell out 2012. Mom and dads can eat the scraps.