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3 Kid-Friendly NYE Ideas

Created by: Amy Christie, this heart of mine

Ring in a brand new year with the little ones, even if the night ends at 9pm! Make your own party hats with fabulous tassels, print off glasses and color them wild, and do it all while munching on the glitziest popcorn! It’s the perfect way to send off the old and welcome the new.  

Paper Party Hats

Things You'll Need:
Directions:
  1. Print off and cut out the party hat pattern.
  2. Trace the pattern on the colored cardstock and cut out the shape.
  3. Layer three sheets of tissue paper, measuring about a 3”x 4” rectangle. Repeat this step with other colors of tissue paper to make a multi-color fringe tassel.
  4. Using the scissors, make vertical cuts at the top of the tissue to create fringe.
  5. Roll the tissue into a tube and secure with a dot of glue. Layer two colors of tissue paper to make a multi-color fringe tassel.
  6. Glue the rolled tissue paper to the “point” of the cardstock shape.
  7. Roll the cardstock to form a cone and secure at the edge with hot glue.
  8. Use the hole punch to create two opposing holes near the edges of the hat.
  9. Cut a piece of elastic string and tie through each hole to create a loop. Fit to the head.

Printable, Colorable Glasses

Things You'll Need:
Directions:
  1. Print the paper glasses onto white cardstock.
  2. Color the glasses as desired.
  3. Use scissors to cut out the glasses shapes.
  4. Fold the glasses on the dashed lines.
  5. On the folded tab, place double-sided tape to stick on one arm of the glasses. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Wear to ring in the new year!

Glittery Popcorn

Things You'll Need:
  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn or 16 cups of popped kernels
  • Wax paper
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) white candy melts
  • Edible glitter sprinkles
  • Edible star sprinkles
Directions:
  1. Pop the popcorn and lay out on a piece of wax paper.
  2. Microwave the candy melts until completely melted and drizzle over the popcorn.
  3. Add the sprinkles before the melted candy hardens. Repeat step 2 and 3 as needed.

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