Craft Ideas for Kids ( New Year’s Party Hats 2024 )
These FREE PRINTABLE NEW YEAR’S PARTY HATS are perfect for your new year celebrations. We have just updated them for 2024 too.
And the black and white version is perfect for keeping your kids coloring while they wait for midnight. (adults love them too.)
What is this New Year’s Hat Craft?
Get ready to celebrate the New Year with our New Year’s Hat Craft! This craft is a fun and creative way for your students to create their own New Year’s Eve-themed party hats. With firework illustrations and the phrase “Happy New Year!” on the hat for your students to color, they’ll be ready to celebrate in style.
Our craft worksheet includes a hat template and step-by-step instructions, making it easy for you to implement this activity in your classroom.Your students will love this resource because they get to color and cut out their own hat templates, allowing them to personalize their hats and show off their creativity.
Our New Year’s Hat Craft can help you engage your students in a fun and hands-on art activity. It is perfect for a New Year’s Eve-themed lesson or an art lesson. Whether you use it in the classroom or for home learning, this craft will keep your students entertained and excited about the upcoming New Year.To use this resource, simply hand out the craft worksheet to your students.
How Crafting Benefits Kids of All Ages
1. Crafting helps develop fine motor skills.
The act of grabbing a crayon or paint brush develops the muscles that will later help preschoolers button their coat, tie their shoes, write, and more.
2. It boosts counting and pattern recognition.
Did you know that stringing beads is a great way to learn patterns and practice counting? Those are skills kids will use later on in algebra! Kid crafters can also practice their 1, 2, 3’s by counting the number of steps in the instructions or gathering the correct number of components they’ll need to complete their chosen project.
3. It teaches shapes and colors.
Kids need to find and identify all of the different shapes and colors of foam pieces needed to make the picture they want from the idea book. This same thought process happens while your child is doing something as simple as coloring!
For Kids in Elementary School…
1. Crafting encourages critical thinking.
The process of creating something naturally gets kids thinking about the final product, and the steps they need to take to get there.
2. It builds resilience.
It takes time to create something and it may not come out perfectly on the first try. Crafting helps kids understand that it’s okay to make a mistake and to first look for a solution rather than immediately getting frustrated.
3. It supports reluctant readers.
Reading instructions is still reading! Crafting also gives kids with busy hands something to focus on while they read the next step.
For Tweens and Teens
1. Crafting supports self-esteem.
Crafting or doing something creative gives them a sense of confidence and pride. It’s the “Yeah, I made that!” effect.
2. It encourages a creative mindset.
Engaging in creative activities teaches that there are always multiple ways of completing the same task.
Creative thinkers are able to think beyond simply “it works” and are more intellectually nimble in a world propelled by constant change. In fact, about 60 percent of CEOs polled in the 2010 IBM Global CEO study cited creativity as the most important leadership quality.
3. It develops patience.
We live in a world of instant gratification, but we know not everything is going to happen instantly. When kids craft, they may need to wait for things to dry or set before moving on to the next step — or understand that a craft may take more than one session to complete.
Samples From the Craft
In this day and age, many parents resort to technology in order to keep their kids entertained and occupied, completely forgetting the benefits of arts and crafts. True, technology is very useful, and kids should be introduced to it, but it should never come at the expense of them playing and making things with their own hands.