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Here are a few sensory-friendly New Year’s Eve crafts that you can play with your child as you’re celebrating the new year. These activities are great for your child’s development and are adaptable to their needs and interests.

Sensory Friendly New Years Eve craftsPhoto: The Chaos and the Clutter

New Years Sensory Bottle

  • For this festive activity you will need an empty water bottle, confetti, glitter and water, hot glue (optional)
  • Fill the water bottle with water and leave about ¼ empty
  • Add in your confetti and glitter into the water and tightly seal the bottle
  • If you’re doing this activity with younger children you can hot glue the lid to prevent them from opening the bottle

Sensory Friendly New Years Eve crafts

Photo: Mom Money Kids

Years Sensory Bead Bag

  • To make this sensory bag you will need a large storage bag, gel beads, confetti, sequins, tape and a printable New Years design
  • Fill your bag with the gel, beads confetti, sequins and tape the seal very tightly
  • Print this free New Years printable and have your child color it to their desire
  • Tape the printable on the back of the bag


Sensory Friendly New Years Eve crafts

Photo: Happiness is Homemade

New Years Party Hat

  • For this creative activity you’ll need a pair of scissors, tape or glue, markers, crayons or coloring pencils, pom poms, a printable New Years party hat and stickers (optional)
  • Print this free New Years party hat
  • Cut the hat out and color it, decorate it with stickers for a more festive look
  • Glue or tape the sides together so the paper forms a cone
  • Glue a pom pom to the top of the hat and you’re done

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We hope you have fun making these sensory-friendly New Year’s Eve crafts. We would love to share more information about Bierman with you. Reach out to us at 800-931-8113 or email

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