Finding ways to boost wellbeing and feel good at home are imperative towards maintaining healthy bodies and minds.

Getting creative at home is a great way to keep yourselves and your families entertained for hours, whilst stimulating those minds and taking a moment to relax and feel good. Enjoy our quick and easy-to-follow guides for fun, feel-good crafts using bits and pieces from around the house.

"Create at Home" crafts are generally aimed at and adaptable for all ages or to participate in as a family, but some crafts may be more age-appropriate than others.

We hope you all have exciting plans for your stay at home on New Year's Eve! To help get the party started why not make a fun party hat complete with tassel. You could make one for every member of your household. 

You will need:

  • Plate or round object to draw around
  • Card or thick paper
  • Fancy paper to decorate (I used wrapping paper)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Tissue paper
  • Coloured pens
  • String
  • Hole punch

1. Place the round object on your piece of card and draw around it.

2. Use your ruler to find the centre of your circle and make a dot at the half-way point and then draw a line from the edge of your circle to the dot in the middle.

3. Cut out the circle and cut down the line, making sure you stop at the dot in the middle.

4.  Add a nice quarter section of glue on the card, near to the line you cut.

5. Tuck the glued section underneath the rest of the circle to make a cone shape. Press it down firmly and hold for a few minutes to keep it stuck – you could add a paper clip to keep it in place while the glue dries.

6. Punch 2 holes on opposite sides of the cone and cut a piece of string or ribbon long enough to go around under your chin. Tie each end of the string through one of the holes you just made.

7. Cut or tear thin strips of tissue paper and gather them into a bunch before twisting the ends together to create a tassel.

8. Glue the tassel to the hat and secure it by sticking another strip of tissue paper over the base of the tassel for added decoration.

9. Now you can carry on decorating until your hat starts to look really fun. You can use pens or use some of that wrapping paper you got last week to add colour and sparkle!

Now you are ready to party!