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If you need some craft to do with your kid before they go back to school, then this is for you! It’s a fun New Year’s Eve tradition, and it helps everyone start thinking of the next year. It helps kids practice art and writing. It’s the resolution paper hats.

New Year's Eve Craft: Resolution Hats

Supplies
Newspapers
Fun pens, markers, glitter, etc.

1. Fold a newspaper for everyone in your family. Here’s a nice refresher.

New Year's Eve Craft: Resolution Hats
2. Write each person’s name on their hat and the upcoming year. Then help them write things they will do the next year or things they want to achieve. For example, mine were grow my hair out, read twelve books, sew lots, grow a garden, etc.. For Henry I wrote, turns two, learns to run, learns new words, goes to nursery, etc.
3. Let your kids go to town decorating their hat.
New Year's Eve Craft: Resolution Hats

This craft is easily customized for any age. I glued feathers and sequins on mine and colored it with crayons. (Don’t laugh, but I totally forgot the year and wrote 2012!)

New Year's Eve Craft: Resolution Hats

Henry got to practice his coloring. Older kids can practice their writing and spelling besides coloring. You can get some really fun art materials for your kids to play with.

New Year's Eve Craft: Resolution Hats

Henry enjoys coloring just as much as he enjoys chewing on crayon boxes.

New Year's Eve Craft: Resolution Hats
4. Take pictures in your hats! It’s really fun for kids to wear hats that they decorated.
New Year's Eve Craft: Resolution Hats
5. Save them and next New Year’s Eve take them out again. Your kids will be able to see their work, and check if they did all they wanted that year.

Author: Heather