Looking for something STEAM inspired to add to your New Years’ activities for kids? Print out our FREE New Year’s Pop Up Card Craft Template and make this fantastic spinning ball card! This awesome New Years’ STEM project for kids is sure to be a great addition to the party table!
Printable New Years Pop Up Card
NEW YEARS CRAFTS
Get ready to add this simple New Years’ craft to your New Years’ activities this holiday season. While you’re at it, make sure to check out our favorite New Year games for kids.
Make this shimmery card to share with friends and family this New Year. Read on to find the full instructions.
NEW YEARS POP UP CARD
YOU WILL NEED:
- Printable Template
- Small, sharp scissors
- glue/glue stick
- Clear or white thread
HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS POP UP CARD
STEP 1: Print both sheets on cardstock.
STEP 2: Cut sheet 1 in half, along the dotted line.
STEP 3: Fold and crease the bottom part of the sheet in half, forming the card base.
STEP 4: Cut out the rectangle portion from the top of the sheet. Fold and crease it in half, then fold (and crease) each end toward the middle crease, forming a W shape. (see photo) This piece will go inside of the card.
STEP 5: Next, carefully cut the middle circle out of the inner card, along the dotted line.
STEP 6: Cut out both New Year’s Balls and other decorations from the second sheet.
STEP 7: Coat the back side of one of the balls with glue.
STEP 9: Place the thread in the middle of a ball, evenly adhering it to the very middle. Place the other ball exactly on top of it. Press together. (Add glitter, if desired.)
STEP 10: Flip the inner card over, with the wrong side facing up.
STEP 11: Position the New Year’s Ball in the very center of the cut out circle.
STEP 12: Place the length of each end of the thread along the middle crease of the back side of the inner card. Tape this thread down inside the crease, using scotch tape. Trim any extra thread and/or tape.
STEP 13: Using a ruler, measure 1″ to 1.25″ from each outer edge of the card base. Mark lightly with a pencil.
STEP 14: Using this mark as a guide, position the inner card onto the inside of the card base, 1″ to 1.25″ from each side. Erase the pencil marks.
STEP 15: Glue the outer sections of it down. Leave the inner portion (with spinning ball) free of glue.
STEP 16: Cut out the remaining decorations and add them to your card wherever you like. Just be sure they do not get in the way of any of the folded creases!
STEP 17: To get the ball to spin, carefully twist it several times in one direction before closing the card.
MORE NEW YEARS FUN…
- DIY New Year’s Poppers
- New Year I Spy Game
- New Year STEM Activities
- New Years Slime Recipe
- New Years Wish Craft
MAKE A NEW YEARS POP UP CARD FOR KIDS
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