A Wishing Tree Craft Activity for New Year

A Wishing Tree Craft Activity for New Year

I have long believed that tiny hands and nature make the most beautiful and simple art.

Take a look at our Wishing Tree craft activity for New Year.

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It involved paint glue, glitter and a cookie cutter and a bit of fallen tree from the garden. It involved little hands, glittery paint everywhere and lots of fun.

Wishing Tree Craft Activity for New Year

The Christmas decorations came down on Friday and our Wishing Tree will be up until New Year. On New Year’s day we will take off the wishing tags and each of us willmake some new years wishes which we shall write on the back. We shall each make…..

A wish for the world

A wish for ourselves

A wish for other people

We shall than put them in a little envelope and store them away with the Christmas decorations. Next year when we get the decorations out we shall open the envelope and see if our wishes have come true.

I saw the Wishing Tree idea on pinterest. It was actually by Cathy James from the creative kids blog Nurture Store who guest posted this ideas over at the notimeforflashcards blog 2 years ago! Thank you Cathy for inspiring us!

This year Cathy has lot of great ideas for creative things to do on New Years Eve for kids  including an angel make a wish tree.

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I hope you have enjoyed this post on making a  wishing tree Craft Activity for New Year.  You can see more of my ideas for staying in with kids on new year here as well as easy ways to celebrate  new years eve with your kids



  1. Kizzy
    December 31, 2012 / 7:18 am

    What a wonderful idea, I never thought of including the children in our new years wishes. Still got a bit of time to get it done. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Amanda
    December 31, 2012 / 8:33 am

    This is just the loveliest idea, really heart warming!

  3. Becky
    December 31, 2012 / 8:52 am

    Your welcome kizzy dos hare a photo if you do one!

  4. Becky
    December 31, 2012 / 8:53 am

    I know I loved it too Amanda, I think we will do this each year. Would be fun to keep them as the kids grow and change

  5. January 2, 2013 / 6:53 am

    I love your wishing tree,its so wonderful 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays, pinning 🙂

  6. Becky
    January 2, 2013 / 7:11 am

    Thank you Claire

  7. January 6, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Hi featuring your lovely wishing trees this week 🙂 thanks again for linking up …

  8. January 7, 2013 / 12:09 am

    What a beautiful project and inspiring tradition!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Congratulations – you’ve been featured at our Anniversary Edition of Inspire Me Monday at

    Create With Joy

    I look forward to seeing another year of creative projects from you! 🙂

  9. January 7, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    New follower from the Inspire Me Monday hop at Create With Joy blog.

    I LOVE the idea of a wishing tree. Cool way to give kids hope and excitement!

  10. Tree Report
    May 23, 2013 / 11:26 am

    That is a brilliant idea for the kids, thank you for the recommendation!

  11. December 23, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    What a lovely idea, it looks fabulous on your fire place. I never thought of doing anything like this but it may be a great project for the kids when they need some inspiration

  12. December 29, 2014 / 9:56 am

    WHat a lovely, LOVELY idea! Have pinned!

  13. December 29, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    What a lovely idea – and one so simple even a clumsy clod like me couldn’t mess it up. I’ll be making this with the kids on New Year’s Eve

  14. Stacey Corrin
    December 29, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    This is a wonderful little project. I can imagine it would be perfect for little ones to help create as well.

  15. December 29, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    A heart warming idea that looks so pretty too. Love the idea of looking back to see if the wishes came true.

  16. December 29, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    What a beautiful idea. I am still in time to do this with the girls but I have to get our Christmas decorations down first!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Mammasaurus
    December 29, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    Such a lovely and positive thing to make with children Becky – love it x

  18. December 29, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    what a lovely lovely idea to have a wishing tree, however not so sure about taking that tree down so soon! x happy new year x

  19. December 29, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Such a sweet idea for the whole family to do becky.

  20. December 29, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    This is a lovely idea and I like the fact that the wishes are also for the world and other people. Visiting from the Monday Parenting Pin-it Party xx

  21. December 30, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    What a nice idea, great to focus the kids on others too. Mich x

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