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New Year bells craft for kids

New Year recycled bells craft for New Year

I can’t mark the passing of an old year and the start of a new year without making something. Our recycling bin is full so I took the opportunity to rescue a couple of yoghurt pots and tin foil from it. I think it’s the perfect time of year to squeeze in a craft or two. I’ve added links to our other New Years crafts at the bottom of this post, just in case you are feeling inspired!

New Year bells craft for kids

A few years ago we made paper bells to mark the New Year. Our updated version uses yoghurt pots so raid the recycling box for a couple of yoghurt pots and grab the aluminium foil to make these yoghurt pot bells!

We used:
Washed and dried yoghurt pots
Aluminium foil

New Year bells craft for kids

How to make New Year bells, a simple recycled craft for kids

Cut a piece of foil, about 20cm x 20cm. Place the pot in the centre of it and roughly trim the corners off – this is to prevent bulk.

Fold the foil around the bell, pressing it flat.

How to make New Year bells, a simple recycled craft for kids

Make a hole on the top of the pot using scissors or a scalpel. Thread a length of ribbon through the hole to hang your bells.

How to make New Year bells, a simple recycled craft for kids

Lovely sparkly bells to ring in the New Year.

How to make New Year bells, a simple recycled craft for kids

You may be interested in our other New Year crafts for kids

Paper bell garland

New Year paper plate craft for kids

New Year’s Confetti Boxes 


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    Joanne Mallon
    January 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    That’s so cute, and well done you for having the energy to create something on New Year’s Day. I can just about create a cup of tea today and that’s my limit.

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      January 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      We made these last week but they were so quick and easy!

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    January 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Super cute craft idea. They turned out really well.

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      January 1, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks, we were pretty pleased with them too.

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