Munchkins and Mayhem

Munchkins & Mayhem

A Kids Crafts Blog

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Bell


A silver tin can and jingle bell and gold tinsel turn into a New Year's Eve bell with paging super mom.

Good for ages 6 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://pagingsupermom.com/2013/12/family-new-years-party-printables/

Confetti Launchers


Craft berry bush has a great idea for turning a plastic bottle top and balloon into a confetti launcher for your New Year's Eve count down.

Good for ages 10 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.craftberrybush.com/2012/12/new-years-eve-confetti-launcher.html

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve Fortune Tellers


New Year's Eve is all about finding new paths and resolutions.  Start the year off with good fortune with these confetti filled ones from makezine.

Good for ages 7 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://makezine.com/craft/how-to-new-years-eve-confetti-fortune-packets/


Spoonful hides gold painted walnuts on their Xmas trees with pasted fortunes inside.  At midnight on New Year's Eve everyone finds a walnut and reveals their fortune.

Get the instructions here:
http://spoonful.com/crafts/good-fortune-walnuts


Let's play kids music has a walnut musical fortune game.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.letsplaykidsmusic.com/kids-new-year-activity/

New Year's Eve Paper Dolls


Tip junkies shares paper doll decorations for New Years Eve including banners, noise makers and confetti.  The set also comes with some winter outfits such as boots and a warm hat as well as a snowman to cut and paste together.

Good for ages 6 and up.

Get the template here:
http://www.tipjunkie.com/all-crafts/new-years-paper-doll/

Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year's Eve Countdown


Vinegar and baking soda make for a fun and fizzy countdown from inspired by family mag.

Good for ages 3 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/2012/12/27/new-years-eve-countdown-activity-for-kids/

Button Snowmen


Urban paisley posted to pinterest a button snowman project using felt to make the strategically placed hat and scarf. 

Good for ages 7 and up.

View the image here:
http://pinterest.com/pin/198228821070141965/


Dee dee campbell has a button snowman ornament too. Hers uses red and white twine for the scarf and cardboard for the backing.

Get the instructions here:
http://deedeecampbell.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-button-snowman.html

Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Year's Eve Drink Ideas

Toasts get cute and creative for all of the lucky kids who get to stay up late with these fun drinks to bring in the New Year.


Catalog envy makes milk extra special decorating the rim in rainbow sprinkles.  She also has great ideas for drink stirrers including pompoms, ribbons, stars and tinsel.

Get the instructions here:
http://catalogenvy.com/2013/12/23/diy-crafts-for-a-family-friendly-new-years-celebration/


Style me pretty tops their milk with a monster cookie.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/224480


Between naps on the porch uses colored sugar.

Get the instructions here:
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/new-years-eve-champagne-punch-delicious-and-easy-to-make-2/


Babble tops eggnog with a gingerbread man.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/new-years-eve-2011-happy-new-year-drinks-eggnog-float-and-red-butter/


Found on Pinterest combine cider and pop rocks for a sparkling concoction.

New Year's Eve Time Capsules

A New Year's Eve time capsule is a great way for kids to think about what happened over the past year. The following are ideas for how to create time capsules and what you can put in them to remember.


Scholastic decorates their time capsule with curling ribbon having the kids put completed resolutions and place them inside. 

Get the instructions here:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2013/01/making-new-years-resolution-time-capsule


Busy bee crafts makes one for the whole family decorating with hand cut outs and confetti.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/New-Years-Time-Capsule.html


Inspired family mag shares a printable questionnaire asking the kids about a few of their favorite things as well as their current dimnesions.

Get the template here:
http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/?p=6895

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year's Eve Wish Wands

Wish wands are a fun way for kids to pretend and think about the future.
 

One artsy mama has the kids write their wishes around the edge of the wands star, filling it with glitter.

Good for ages 8 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/12/new-years-centerpiece-and-wishing-wand.html


No time for flash card's version is also star shaped but she puts beads on the ends and turns it into a drum.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/12/new-years-eve-craft.html


Babycentre uses sticky tape and paper to make their wand adding sparkles and trim.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.baby.co.uk/life_and_home/2012122make-a-new-year-wishing-wand/


Hello wonderful adds lots of glitter.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.hellowonderful.co/post/diy-glitter-celebration-star-wands

New Year's Eve Crackers

DIY crackers are a fun way for kids to celebrate the New Year.  Fill them with toys or confetti or even candy.  Either way they'll be a hit. Here are some ideas from around the web.



Minieco fills her crackers with confetti using colored cardstock to hold it.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.minieco.co.uk/crackers/


Yankee magazine gives their crackers a New Year's theme.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.yankeemagazine.com/craft-ideas/make-your-own-new-years-eve-crackers/


Free happy holidays fills hers with candy.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.freehappyholidays.com/PartyFavors.htm


Dollar store crafts uses tissue paper and twist ties.

Get the instructions here:
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2012/12/diy-party-poppers/


Honestly yum uses square confetti.

Get the instructions here:
http://honestlyyum.com/7886/diy-confetti-party-poppers/ 


Hands occupied uses glitter and straws.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.handsoccupied.com/2013/12/easy-diy-glitter-bombs/

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Eve Count Down

Help the kids count down every hour until the new year with these fun filled count down bags. It's a great activity pre-New Year's Eve and a good way to teach kids about analog or digital time. 


Organize your stuff makes pretty pastel bags and fills the with activities and New Year's Eve party necessities. 

Get the instructions here:
http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/new-years-eve-countdown-bags

Get the instructions here:
http://www.redtedart.com/2012/11/01/new-years-eve-crafts/new-years-eve-activities-2/


East coast mommy uses a circle clock dial as well.

Get the instructions here:
http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/new-years-eve-countdown-activiites-for.html


The dating divas have a simplified version.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.thedatingdivas.com/family-fun/family-new-years/


The unlikely homeschool decorates them with pretty scrapbooking paper.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/2012/12/new-years-eve-countdown-bags.html


Jill cornell decorates each one with ribbons and other pretty items.

Get the instructions here:
http://jillcornell.blogspot.com/2012/12/american-crafts-new-years-eve-count.html


Brassy apple uses newspaper papges capturing the year's most important stories.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.brassyapple.com/2011/12/new-years-eve-surprise-bags.html


Spotted on pinterest glitter and tinsel decorated bags. 



Hoosier homemade's version is monochromatic.  

Get the instructions here:

New Year's Eve Coloring Pages

Coloring pages are a great  New Year's Eve craft that all kids can participate in no matter how young.  Download these free pages from these thoughtful sources.


Holiday crafts and creations shares a bunch of different pages featuring hats, a clock and even partying bears.

Get the templates here:
http://www.holiday-crafts-and-creations.com/new-years-coloring-pages.html


Daily coloring pages shares a bunch of New Year's Eve sheets as well.

Get the templates here:


Coloring pages blog has a whole bunch of New Year's coloring sheets too.

Get the templates here:
http://www.coloringpagesblog.com/items/36-new-years-new-years-12-free-coloring-pages-list.html

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Paper Clip Angel


Crafty journal has the most adorable angel ornament using just a butterfly paper clip, pearl bead and red silk ribbon.

Good for ages 9 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://craftyjournal.com/easy-paperclip-angel-ornament/

Paper Strip Christmas Tree


Meg duerksen shows how to take strips of green scrapbooking paper and turn it into a cute Christmas tree. 

Good for ages 3 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://megduerksen.typepad.com/whatever/2011/12/two-craftsone-post.html


A more kid oriented version using just green paper strips and dot markets is posted on blogspot.

View the image here:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uo8w7QHYpWE/Sy0bo_s4yOI/AAAAAAAAH5w/f_ODbN1SCvk/s1600-h/IMG_7772.JPG


Ruby and the dodo uses many solid colors in her version.

Get the instructions here:
http://rudyandthedodo.com/2012/12/11/fab-christmas-idea-12/ 


Crafts by courtney uses scrapbooking paper.

Get the instructions here:
http://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/scrapbook-paper-christmas-tree-silhouette-art/ 


Elsie marley makes an ornament. 

Get the instructions here:
http://www.elsiemarley.com/paper-christmas-tree-ornament-tutorial.html

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees


Formula mom colors popsicle sticks green and glues on circle stickers and pompons in this easy Christmas crat.

Good for ages 5 and up.

Get the instructions here:
http://formulamom.com/friday-five-easy-christmas-crafts/


Avis anderson decorates hers with buttons and places a magnet on the back.

Get the instructions here:
http://avisanderson.blogspot.com/2009/10/cute-as-button-refrigerator-magnet.html


Mommyopolis' version shows an idea for a younger set using stickers and green markers.

Get the instructions here:
http://mommyapolis.com/hands-on/christmas-tree-craft/


A home school journey uses stick on sequins in her version.

Get the instructions here:


So does learn love create.

Get the instructions here:


Titinas art room uses stickers.

Get the instructions here:
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