DIY New Years Eve Party Hats

As you might have guessed from our Holiday Kids Table post, we love to work art into every celebration that we can! A few years ago we made some fabulous New Year’s Eve masks and the kids get a real kick out of pulling them out each year to celebrate. So this year I decided we’d make some party hats to go with the masks.

New Year’s decorations are typically black, white, and metallic. But I knew that our kiddos would love to add some color in. OOLY’s lil’ Poster Paints in neon and glitter were the perfect starting point. Then I added in the Chunkies Paint Sticks and Modern Metallic Colored Pencils (because we still needed SOME metallic).

I let the kids plunge right in. The colored blank party hat templates (we found a great printable template from Oh Happy Day) however they wanted. I love how quickly the paint sticks dried and the glitter paints made everything sparkly without leaving the sparkle everywhere else. As soon as they dried, I cut them out and taped them together with a little clear tape on the inside. Then I taped a piece of elastic cord to the inside, forming a loop long enough to go under the kids’ chins and keep their party hats on. I love how different each hat looked after assembly—we are ready to party!!