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Crafty New Years Kids

Are you looking for something to keep your child occupied while they’re home from school on winter break? I want to share this cute (and helpful!) craft that you can do together.

It will help your child to choose their own New Years resolution and stick to it. Put it up in a space your child passes everyday – the fridge, their bedroom door, wherever you see fit!

Supplies:

  • Lined writing paper
  • Construction paper
  • Party blowers
  • Pom poms
  • Scrapbook paper (Fun, colorful design)
  • Glue stick and tape

This is what the final product will look like:

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  1. Cut a face circle out of construction paper and let your child draw their face on it. They can add all they desire: eyes, lashes, nose, mouth, teeth! Encourage them to be creative. It should look like them!
  2. Pick a color paper to match your child’s hair and cut it out appropriately – long, short, curls, spikes.
  3. Tape a New Years blower (noise maker) on the mouth they drew. (You can find packs of these at the Dollar Store!)
  4. Have your child write their resolution on the lined paper neatly and cut it out into a triangle. Start with pencil and go over it with black pen.
  5. Cut some lines of trim for the triangle from the scrapbook paper and glue around the edges.
  6. Glue a pom pom to the top of the triangle and you’ve got yourself a hat!
  7. Glue the hat to the face they made.
  8. Put their creation up!

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Discuss what a New Years resolution is about and what your child thinks a good resolution would be. It could be anything from cleaning their room, making their bed everyday, not fighting with a sibling, walking the dog.. it’s something you can decide together. It should be something feasible and that they agree they can do.

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Courtesy of The First Grade Parade blog.

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a cute idea – my girls would love to do this. Thanks for sharing!

    January 5, 2013

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