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.
We would read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. After reading the story we would each create our own caterpillar craft. Along with this craft the class would learn and discuss the life cycle of a caterpillar.