Inside: Ring in the New Year with this adorable New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Card! A commemorative countdown card that slides to reveal your child’s photo.
Kid-Made New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Card
Yesterday I was writing a check (fun, right?) and I paused while writing the date. Was it really 2018? It feels like just yesterday we were preparing for Y2K! (I know, I know…I totally just dated myself there!)
But yes, here we are on the brink of 2019, with New Year’s Eve barely over a week away!
Our kids are still on the young side, so they don’t stay up until midnight. However, we still want to include them in the festivities and find ways to make the night special.
This New Year’s Eve ball drop card is a fun and easy kid’s craft for the occasion! They can make it to use for their own countdown, or as a keepsake to give to family.
Related: For another fun NYE countdown, try our New Year’s Eve Cupcakes Clock recipe too!
New Year’s Countdown Card Supply List
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- Black card stock
- Small paper plate (6″)
- Silver glitter glue
- Metallic paint marker
- Child’s photo
- Craft glue or glue gun
How to Make a New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Photo Card
First, watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made our easy New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Card for kids. Then keep reading for full photo step-by-step instructions.
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The first thing we did was decorate our ball, so it would have plenty of time to dry.
To decorate, we spread silver glitter glue to cover the entire surface of the paper plate. While the glue was still wet, we sprinkled sequins all over so that when the glue dried the sequins would stick to the plate.
Feel free to customize your New Year’s Eve ball with whatever sparkly supplies you have on hand – this is what we had at home and meant to be an idea starter.
You could also use metallic silver paint, paint markers, loose glitter, plastic jewels, aluminum foil, etc.
While your glitter ball dries, you can work on the rest of the New Year’s card.
Cut a slit in the middle of your black card stock, vertically, leaving about one inch uncut at the top and bottom.
Use a metallic paint marker to write a countdown on the right side of your paper, from 10 to 1.
On the top left corner of your card, glue your child’s photo. You may need to trim the photo so that none of it is showing when the glitter ball is on top of it.
When your glitter ball is dry, glue one end a jumbo craft stick to the back of the paper plate.
Slide the craft stick through the slit in your black card stock, so that the glitter ball is on top of the left side of the card stock, and that the rest of the craft stick is behind the card on the right side.
Now you can slide the New Year’s Eve ball up and down your card, using the craft stick.
Have fun and customize your card with New Year’s messages and any special decorations you like!
More New Year’s Eve Fun for Kids
Be sure to check out our list of more than 25 of our favorite easy New Year’s Eve activities for kids too: