Pop up cards are so much fun to make! This pop up card makes for a great New Years Eve craft for kids. Print out our free New Year pop up card template and make this fantastic spinning ball card! This awesome New Years Eve activity for kids is sure to be a great addition to the party table!
Printable Pop Up New Year Card
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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. We have tons of fun New Years Eve activities for kids to do at home.
Make this shimmery card to share with friends and family this New Year. Read on to find the full instructions.
POP UP NEW YEAR CARD
YOU WILL NEED:
- Printable Pop Up Card Template
- Small, sharp scissors
- glue/glue stick
- Clear or white thread
HOW TO MAKE A POP UP CARD
Grab the free printaable template for the New Years card here.
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 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 8: Cut an 8” length of thread.
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
- New Years Wish Craft
- New Years Bingo
- New Years Ball Drop Craft
MAKE A NEW YEARS POP UP CARD FOR KIDS
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