Have your own kids’ New Year’s Eve countdown at home with this simple New Year Ball drop craft! Kids will love making this festive New Year’s Eve craft to enjoy the night regardless of whether you make it to midnight or not. We have lots of fun and easy ideas to make New Year’s Eve special for kids!
NEW YEARS EVE BALL DROP FOR KIDS
KIDS NEW YEAR COUNTDOWN
Midnight might be a little too late for younger kids to stay up to! In our home, we do an early New Year’s countdown and keep bedtime pretty consistent with our kiddo, but we make the most of our early evening with quite a mess!
So if you find yourself stuck for ideas for what to do to keep the kids occupied until the magical countdown this New Year’s Eve, you have come to the right place! We have simple and fun New Years’ games and activity suggestions the kids are sure to love.
Find out how to make a New Year’s Eve ball drop with this printable New Years craft below. Looking for a simple New Years craft for toddlers and preschoolers? Check out our New Year handprint craft.
WHAT IS THE NEW YEARS EVE BALL DROP?
In the Unites States, in 1907 the first New Year’s Eve Ball was lowered in New York City. It was made of iron and wood and covered with one hundred light bulbs and weighed 700 pounds! It was
built by Jacob Starr, a young immigrant metalworker.
The tradition was thought to have come from a 19th-century maritime tradition, “time balls” that were once dropped down poles in ports at noon. Ships used these balls to adjust their clocks to the
Now days people from all around the world can watch online or in person the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square, New York.
NEW YEARS EVE BALL DROP CRAFT
- Printable Ball drop template
STEP 1: Print the decorative ball drop template.
STEP 2: Color the different designs and cut out.
STEP 3: Use the glue stick to attach the front and back designs so you end up with 3 total shapes.
STEP 4: Fold each in half and then stack them together.
STEP 5: Staple the shapes in the middle to attach.
STEP 6: Unfold each design to make a 3-D shape and tape a piece of string or yarn so it hangs like a New Year’s eve ball that will drop at midnight or earlier if you like!
MORE NEW YEARS FUN…
- DIY New Year’s Poppers
- New Year I Spy Game
- Happy New Year Pop Up Card
- New Years Slime
- New Years Wish Craft
- New Years Bingo
MAKE A NEW YEARS BALL DROP FOR KIDS
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