Yes They CAN Make it to Midnight with these 20 New Years Eve Crafts for Kids

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Do you enjoy New Years Eve crafts with your kids? Here are 20 ways for the whole family to stay busy while you count down to midnight!

Over the years, our family has fallen into a few New Years Eve traditions and they have become really special to me.

Since we typically travel at some point over the Christmas holiday, we tend to keep New Years pretty low key. We order sushi take-out, watch movies, and bang pots at midnight.

It’s fun and festive and the boys love staying up late.

I love the simplicity of it all and the fact that it’s just the 4 of us after what is usually a very fun and festive holiday surrounded by extended family and friends.

20 New Years Crafts for Kids

New Years Eve Craft Ideas

Those traditions are fun for the evening of New Years Eve, but if you’re looking for some activities to ward off boredom during the day, I’ve got you covered!

Not only can you print these Disney coloring pages from more than 18 Disney movies for the kiddos, I also gathered tons of ideas from easy to messy.

I’m loving these New Years’ Eve crafts for kids (or big kids) to enjoy while spending the day in PJs.

And yes, we will be doing that for sure.

There is nothing like a clean slate and all I can say is bring on the celebrations (and the sushi).

Happy New Year!

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Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to

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