New Year’s Craft for Toddlers

by Meghan

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Even if your toddler can’t stay up to ring in the New Year with you, they can still help you decorate. This is a super simple, sparkly and festive New Year’s Craft for Toddlers.  The end result is so fun though, you might want to make it for grown-up party decor yourself!

Happy New Year - Simple New Year's Craft for Toddlers

New Year’s Craft for Toddlers

I love crafting with the kids using contact paper.  I consider it the ‘great crafting equalizer.’  It is so much less messy than glue, providing instant gratification to impatient kids.  It allows my toddler to participate in projects alongside my preschooler that otherwise might frustrate her.  And – BONUS – it doubles as window cling for displaying their masterpiece when it’s complete!

Making New Year’s Window Clings

So if you hadn’t guessed yet – the secret to our festive, sequined New Year’s Craft for Toddlers is contact paper.  To make these fun window decals, which make for super fun New Year’s decor, you only need a few basic materials.


PGPB Printable Template
Contact paper
Assorted sequins
Xacto Knife – grown-ups only!

Cost: Less than $5
Prep Time: Less than 15 minutes
Clean-Up Time: Less than 5 minutes

Our printable template provides a number on each letter-sized page, and includes numbers to create every year through 2020.  All of our printables are available FREE to our newsletter subscribers, and instantly available upon confirmation of subscription.  Subscribe below to get your FREE template today!

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Download our free template and print the numbers for the New Year on cardstock.  Use an Xacto knife to cut out the numbers, and apply them, right-side down to contact paper.  This will leave the sticky side of the contact paper exposed for your toddler to decorate.

New Year's Craft for Toddlers - Press Numbers, Face Side Down onto Contact Paper

Once your numbers are prepared, lay them out, sticky side up, on the table, along with several bowls of assorted sequins. Then, let your toddler decorate to their little heart’s content.  This makes for great fine motor skill practice as well!

New Year's Craft for Toddlers - Apply Festive Sequins to Open Contact Paper

New Year's Craft for Toddlers - Adding Sequins to Numbers

New Year's Craft for Toddlers - Adding Sequins to Contact Paper

Once all your numbers are decorated, use scissors to trim a 1/2-1″ border around the numbers.  Then, with the remaining exposed contact paper, press them firmly to your window to create a fun and festive, New Year’s window decal.

New Year's Craft for Toddlers - Press Numbers to Windows

Happy New Year - New Year's Craft for Toddlers turned Holiday Decor Window Decal

It looks great at night too!

New Year's Craft for Toddlers - Window Decals at Night

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out last year’s New Year’s festivities – Plan a Fancy Fling for 2015.  You can find both of these, and all our favorites from around the web, on our New Year’s for Kids board on Pinterest!

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New Year's Craft for Toddlers - Simple Craft Makes for Beautiful Holiday Decor Window Decals

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Eva December 26, 2016 - 12:37 am

wonderful! thanks for sharing 🙂

Carrie December 13, 2016 - 12:20 pm

FYI – The printable for the New Year’s Toddle Craft opens as 9 blank pages. Look forward to doing this activity with my 3 year old once fixed. Thank you so much!

Meghan December 13, 2016 - 2:55 pm

Hi Carrie,

So sorry about that – I just re-PDF’d the file and updated the link on the printables page. Let me know if you are still having trouble. Merry Christmas and happy new year!


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