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Fun Football Crafts for Children

Updated February 21, 2017

Children may not have the attention span to sit through the entire four quarters of a football game. Easy and affordable craft ideas are sure to get your children involved for the big football games and let their imaginations run wild just like your families favourite running back on game day.

Invitations

Decorate ticket themed invitations printed with the person's name on the ticket invitation. Detail the events of the party. Most children love decorating with stickers. Decorate the envelopes with your favourite team stickers. Allow your children to pass out or send their personalised game day tickets.

Toilet Paper Rolls

Wrap empty cardboard toilet paper rolls with construction paper of your favourite team colours. Let your children draw players on a white piece of paper or print off some cartoon football players. Colour the cutouts and past them onto the toilet paper roll, add a football to the player's hands to complete your football player. For a bonus, glue one end of the toilet paper roll with white paper, fill the roll with dried beans and glue paper on the other end to close the roll. During the game, your children can shake their craft for noise.

Pennants

Use cardboard and cut a triangle shaped pennant. Glue green felt onto the pennant and decorate the felt of the pennant in your favourite team colours or player's jersey number using fabric paint. Make mini- pennants in the same manner and glue Popsicle sticks to the pennant, personalising the pennant for the young fans.

Wreath

Trace your child's hands on team-coloured construction paper. Trace four hands with each colour and cut the hands out. Draw a football on a piece of brown construction paper. Decorate the football with the laces and white ends. Cut a piece of cardboard into a circle and glue the football into the centre of the cardboard. Glue the traced out child's hands around the football in the centre of the wreath.

Jersey

Place a piece of cardboard inside a shirt and use fabric paint to decorate the jersey with a favourite player number and name on the back of the jersey. The cardboard protects the front and back of the jersey, not allowing the paint to bleed onto the other side. Hand the crafted jerseys out to party guests for creating some team spirit.

Tablecloth

Decorate a green paper tablecloth with fabric paint to replicate a football field complete with goalposts and the end zones of the field. Apply a helmet or team logo to the centre of the tablecloth and glue it in place.

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Stephanie Nolan has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles appear on various websites, where she specializes in topics about home improvement, parenting and interior design. Nolan holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.