Instead of New Year's wand why not use these star wands as a story prop for the Christmas story or for the Epiphany story. Fun and relatively easy to make they could put 'Welcome Baby Jesus' around the edge of the star. Our craft.
The Twelve Grapes (Sp. Las doce uvas de la suerte, "The twelve grapes of luck")Spanish tradition. The tradition consists in eating a grape with each bell strike at midnight of December According to the tradition, that leads to a year of prosperity.