New Years Ball

This sparkly foam sequin ball ornament is a perfect craft to keep the older kids busy, or use our tips to simplify this for the younger crowd. It’s just as glamorous as the big ball that’s dropped every year in Times Square!

What you’ll need:

  • 2″ foam ball
  • Multicolored sequins
  • Stick pins OR white craft glue
  • 1 chenille stem

How to make it:

  1. Poke the chenille stem into the center of the foam ball. Push the chenille stem in, about an inch or so.
  2. Bend the other end of the chenille stem to create a loop for hanging.
  3. Use stick pins to attach sequins to the ball, starting at the top and working your way around and all over the ball. Younger children can use white craft glue instead of pins.

Tips:

  1. If you are concerned about using pins, or if you are working with small children, simply dot white craft glue onto the ball and then gently press the sequins into the glue.
  2. If you use the glue method, be sure to hang the ornament somewhere it can dry.
  3. You can use whatever color sequins you like. Whether you choose all one color or multicolored as we did, your ball will sparkle!

By Amanda Formaro

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