New Year Balloon Clock - Best New Year's Eve Countdown Idea for Kids

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

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This fun New Year Balloon Clock for kid is an exciting way to ring in the new year and celebrate the countdown by the hour!

If you’re looking for a fun way to countdown the new year with your kids this New Year Balloon Clock is it! Most kids love balloons as a fun and sensory play activity and they are so easy to blow up for instant fun! There is so much I love about this activity. First you not only have a super exciting way to celebrate new year’s eve, but you also have a fun way to teach kids time as a standalone clock learning project!

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

How do you make a balloon clock? 

Other than balloons, you really only need cardboard, confetti and paper to make this super fun balloon countdown clock!

To make this balloon clock super fun, we filled the number 12 balloon with confetti! This way there is a fun surprise at the end when kids count down. We made the clock a manageable size so even toddlers and preschoolers can have fun with it. The pop of a balloon can sometimes be jarring for little kids to please keep that in mind. 

You can also use our FREE printable numbers to make this project even easier to set up. Download below.

New Year Balloon Clock – Materials:

  • Balloons (we used 12 inch ones but didn’t blow them up all the way to keep our clock small)
  • Black cardstock and brad 
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Confetti
  • Funnel
  • Stick like a chopstick
  • Double Stick Tape
  • Sharp object like dart or needle
  • Free printable numbers

Watch the video in this post to see how to make this super fun New Year Balloon Clock. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more fun videos!

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

NEW YEAR DIY BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

NEW YEAR DIY BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

NEW YEAR DIY BALLOON CLOCK. New Year's eve countdown for kids

Yield: New Year Balloon Clock

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK

NEW YEAR BALLOON CLOCK

Materials

  • Balloons (we used 12 inch ones but didn't blow them up all the way to keep our clock small)
  • Black cardstock and brad 
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Confetti
  • Funnel
  • Stick like a chopstick
  • Free Printable Numbers
  • Double-stick tape
  • Sharp object like dart or needle. 

Instructions

  1. Print out the free printable numbers and cut out
  2. Blow up 11 balloons. We used 12" balloons but didn't blow them up all the way to keep our clock small.
  3. For the 12th balloon, insert a funnel and add confetti. Use a stick to push the confetti down. Blow up the balloon once the confetti is inside.
  4. Tape each balloon onto a piece of cardboard in a circle.
  5. Tape the numbers on each balloon.
  6. Cut out two arrows one longer than the other on black cardstock. Attach via a brad. Place over the middle of the circle of balloons.
  7. Use a sharp object (parent supervision) like a dart or needle to pop each balloon per hour until midnight.

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