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Here's a countdown to New Year clock craft for kids! This simple and festive New Year's Eve craft activity is a ton of fun for preschool and kindergarten children to make. All you need are some paper plates, paint and some imagination!

And, it is just the perfect activity for a Holiday or New Year theme unit at home or in the classroom!

The Night Before New Year's (Reading Railroad) written by Natasha Wing, is a wonderful book to read to children on New Year's Eve.

And, there are so many great activities to go along with the book, like this New Year's Eve paper plate countdown to New Year clock craft for kids.

While the children are making their paper plate countdown to New Year clock craft to help ring in the New Year, play The Happy New Year Song for kids in the background.

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The Happy New Year Song for children is a nice complement to this super fun kids New Year's craft activity!

So, what are you waiting for? Let's make a countdown to New Year clock craft with the kids!

Craft supplies you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Black marker
  • Glitter paint in different colors
  • Glitter foam in 2 colors
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Scotch tape
  • Metal paper fastener
  • Scissors

Craft instructions:

Using a black marker, have the children write clock numbers 1 through 12 on a paper plate.

Next, have the children poke a hole in the center of the paper plate.

Then, have the children paint the paper plate with a variety of glitter glue colors.

Let dry.

After that, have the children draw and cut out a clock pendulum 'time marker' from glitter foam.

Also, have the children draw and cut out a small 4" strip for the pendulum handle.

When ready, have the children glue the clock pendulum to the pendulum handle.

While waiting for the clock pendulum to set, using glitter glue, have the children create a firework design on their clock pendulum.

Using scissors, have the children draw and cut out clock arms from glitter foam. This will be for the hour hand and the minute hand.

Once done, have the children poke a hole through the ends of the clock arms.

Then, have the children insert a paper fastener through the clock arms and then through the hole in the center of the paper plate.

After that, have the children close the back of the paper fastener, but keep it loose enough so that clock arms can move.

Lastly, tape the clock pendulum to the back of the paper plate, aligning the firework design with the children's bed time hour.


And, voila, the children have now made a Paper Plate Countdown Clock for New Year's Eve. What a fun and easy-to-make New Year craft activity for preschool and kindergarten children. Just perfect for a Holiday-theme unit!

Thanks to Kiboomu Crafts for the fabulous ideas!



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