New Year Party Craft Ideas

Planning a New Year’s party can be a hassling affair especially when, you want yours to be different from the numerous celebrations on New Year’s out there. Here are a bunch of craft ideas to get you kick-started and add that little something extra to your celebrations.

Party Popper Craft:

For these decorations who do not only spruce up your party theme, but can also double up as party favours when you fill them up with special treats, you will be needing coloured tissue paper, toilet paper roll, cellophane tape, curling ribbon, small candies or Gifts and scissors. Start out by cutting out 3 pieces of tissue paper in a 12″ x 12″ square form.

You can use different colour to add a dash of brightness and use at least to pieces to make the popper strong. Now stack the layers of tissue paper and put the toilet roll on them, tape one edge and the cover the roll with the tissue papers, so that there is about 3” of tissue paper hanging off each end after covering the roll fully.

Now you have to cut two pieces of the curing ribbon of an approximate length of 20 inches each, having done that now hold together the loose ends of one side tying the ribbon as close to the mouth as you can. Now fill up the roll with treats and once full pinch the open end and tie it too. Now use the edges of a scissor to cut the ribbon and let you imagination go wild, as you can decorate it in any way you like. You party popper is now ready.

Star Bead Champagne/Wine Charms:

These Wine charms add a hint of colour and party flavour to your party as they give a colourful twist to your otherwise plain wine glasses. Materials needed for the craft project are: Star beads (Metallic or Regular), gold beads, thin bending wire, needle nose plier.

Take the wire and string the beads in the following order, 2 gold beads then a star bead, almost three times till you have a proper loop. After this is done bend the wire so that it forms a hook, only do not close it yet. Now put it around the champagne/wine glass and close the hook and just like that you are done.

You can try to use different colours in order to colour co-ordinate the glasses for your guests so that they know which glass is theirs.

Noisemaker Centrepiece:

It is quite easy to make a noise maker centrepiece that not only make an attractive dcor, but also when the clock is about to strike twelve it makes a great celebratory object for your guests to grab and cheer.

Things that will be needed for this craft project are: bowl and candy, floral foam, aluminium foil, Gold and silver pipe cleaners, Noisemakers (party horn blowers), wooden skewers, hologram paper (gold and silver), tape and scissors.

Cut the floral form in order to fit the bowl being used and cover it with aluminium foil. Now twist the ends of the pipe cleaner around the mouth piece of the noisemaker and then attach it to a wooden skewer by twisting the pipe tightly on it. Take a paper and make a star template on it to cut out, trace the template on the hologram pare and cut out stars out of them. Tape the stars to the end of the pipe cleaner, twist them around something like a wide marker and them slip the marker out of the pipe cleaner.

Now all you need to do it to arrange the noise makers and the stars in the floral foam, sinking the skewers securely into the foam. Place the block into the bowl and will with candy, your Noisemaker Centrepiece is now good to go.

New Year’s Craft Ideas for Kids

Sharing a lovely time with children is a chance that no adult likes to miss out on. So here are a few fun craft projects that you can indulge in with children and make the magical time of New Year’s even more memorable for them.


Buy an assortment of strong cardboards paper bowls along with small plates. Now tell the kids to decorate the plates with a host of art materials like (paper scraps, crayons, markers, felt paper, magazine clippings etc.). Stenciling “Happy New Year” on utencils is also a good idea. Now place within the bowls a handful of beans and staple the lid shut of the bowl with a plate. Every time your child shakes it will make sounds, your personalized homemade Shaker is now ready.

Time-Capsule Noise Maker:

Firstly you need to make a shaker in the manner described above, and then try to hide a time capsule inside. You can make the kids draw family pictures, or answer some questions about themselves and also have them include their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. Place the piece of paper in the noisemaker and then staple it shut. Let the kids play around and make noise when the clock strikes twelve after which you can safely tuck away the noise maker for a few years, and take them out later. This makes up for a good craft activity and a beautiful memory that can be shared later.



Since skids love to make some noise here is another craft project that will make them squeal with delight. All you need is two clear plastic cups and then ask the kids to fill one with small things handful of dried beans, rice, clean fish tank gravel, shiny pennies, or colourful beads to make a rattle of their choice. Now place the other glass on top and tape them securely together from rim to rim. You can try putting colourful tape to make them look more attractive, you can try making different patters like stripes and crosses.

Recycling the Holiday Tree:

Since New Year’s and Christmas arrive around the same time, a good idea would be to recycle the Christmas tree and use it as a Mew Year’s tree. As the Christmas spirit wears off and the ornaments that are used for Christmas are taken off the tree, you can let the lights stay. Collect as may odd decorative new year pieces you can find like party hats, paper horns, bows, ribbons, wrapped candy bars with ribbons on top (which should be placed away from the curious eyes of toddlers), and put them on the tree making it look exciting and steeped in the New Year spirit. You can ask kids to contribute too in making ornaments and breathing new life into the celebrations in your household.

The Resolution Box:

The first step to making a resolution box is probably explaining to the children what a resolution really is. Now that you have explained this, things are relatively simpler; all you need is a shoebox, some decorative paper, scrap material etc. Help the kids write down their resolution and sign them with the date when the resolution was made. Add a photo of the child to the box and include within it some party items like confetti, hats, horns etc. Other things that you can add to the box are reminders like, baseball cards, list of goals, a lock of hair etc. that would all be cherished as memorabilia later. You can make this into a tradition, and it also serves as amemorabilia of your children growing up.