Now that Christmas is over, we’re in full preparations for New Year’s Eve around here. And that means lots of sparkle and even more noise! So, since J-Man is so sad that the is not going to be in New York to see the ball drop, we decided to make him a ball of his very own! It’s sparkly and fun and best of all, it kept him busy for THREE hours (yes, three!). So, if you’re looking for a way to get your kiddos ready for New Year’s and add a festive touch to your house, check out this easy do it yourself New Year’s Eve Ball Kid’s Craft! (adapted from a craft found on Kaboose)
New Year’s Eve Ball Kid’s Craft Instructions
What You Will Need
Styrofoam Ball – You Pick the Size
Sequins of your Color Choice
1 Pipe Cleaner
How to Make It
Start by setting up your supplies on the table. Put your sequins in one bowl and your rhinestones in another. Then take your pipe cleaner and insert it into the top of your Styrofoam ball. Push it down in at an angle so that it really anchors.
Now pour a little glue on a paper plate. Dip your sequins or rhinestones in the glue and then place them on the Styrofoam ball. This does not need to be perfect. Let your child do it them self. You want to cover as much of the space of the ball as you can.
Continue to place your sequins and rhinestones all over the ball.
Once your ball is covered, allow the glue to dry and then hang it in a place of honor.
Now use it to sparkle up your New Year’s Eve and don’t forget to shine a little light on it and celebrate in style!