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!
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
Xacto Knife – grown-ups only!
Cost: Less than $5
Prep Time: Less than 15 minutes
Clean-Up Time: Less than 5 minutes
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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.
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!
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.
It looks great at night too!
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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wonderful! thanks for sharing 🙂
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!
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!