Are You Ready For Some Football?

Are you ready for some football?  Football crafts that is!  This football craft project requires very little in the way of materials and can be completed by almost any age group.  This would be the perfect project for a group of kids that are attending a football party.  Keeps little hands busy and the result is a fun-tastic football!  Make the footballs in your team colors for some added fun.

Materials Needed: 
Brown Paper
Newspaper, shredded
White yarn
Hole Punch
Football Template (printable)


First shred up several pieces of newspaper.  Don’t be afraid of child labor – just make sure to clean those hands off afterwards!  You’ll need quite a bit of stuffing for each football you are making.

1. Fold brown paper in half.  Use the template provided or draw your own large oval to use as a template.
2. Cut both ovals out at the same time because you are going to be lacing the two pieces together and you want them to match up.
3. Punch holes around the perimeter of the football.  You can space them however you would like but make sure not to punch too close to the edge.

4. Tie the yarn around one of the holes to start.  Next, thread white yarn through the holes, making sure to stop before it is completely threaded.
5. Stuff the football with shredded newspaper until the football is full.
6. Finish threading the yarn through the remaining holes and tie off.

7. Tie off the yarn and tuck inside.
8. Run a three inch line of glue down the center of the football.  Make three more lines of glue to make the lacing on the football.
9. Cut four pieces of yarn:
1 – 3″, 3 – 1.5″.
Place them on the glue and let dry.

Now you’re ready for some football!

Linking up here.


  1. Jessica Smith says:

    What a cute idea. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Very cute idea! You could even use them as party favors by filling them with goodies before “stitching” them up:)

  3. MomOnTimeout says:

    That’s an awesome idea Sue!

  4. These are adorable!!

  5. I LOVE these! They would make such great favors or are just a fun idea for a kids party. Thanks for sharing!

    PS. love your blog banner

  6. I love football crafts and these are really especially cute! I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  7. Cute idea! I wonder if you could fill them with treats and make a game out of it, sort of like a pinata?
    Kathleen @AlwaysSewLove

  8. @Kathleen Kathleen – That’s a great idea! They could be used as party favors or decorations too.

  9. I think I might of made something similar to this in elementary school. Cute!

  10. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts today! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  11. these are seriously cute! I need to make this one football sunday w/my girls. :)

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase & hope to see you again this week-

  12. These are SO cute! My boys would LOVE making these! I just started a “College Football Saturday Tailgate” party and would love to have you come link these up! :)

  13. You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you again.

  14. What a fun idea! You can even let the kids do the “sewing” around the edges! Thanks for sharing this at What’s In The Gunny Sack last week and I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  15. What a cute tute! Tweeting! POP ART MINIS

  16. Cute, cute, cute!

    Miranda @ Just Drink a Coke.

  17. What a neat idea! My grandboys will love this. I always try to plan crafts when they come. Thanks for showing how you made them.

  18. A perfect football you created for a kids party. It is totally fun idea. I just started work on “kids party products”, sure to include your idea with your blog name.

  19. What a fun idea! You are so creative, really! Thanks for the inspiration! I would love for you to share this @ Show & Share!

  20. My nephew would love this! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.


  21. Great idea.

  22. I love this!! I do hope you’ll come by and link up at my party, Stitch n’ Niche Saturdays. Here’s the link in case you want to join in.

  23. Great ideas, simple but it will give fun to children specially playing football.
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  24. This is so cute! I love the laced edges!!

  25. This would be great for this week’s Thematic Thursday. The theme is Super Bowl – Football. I hope you link up!

  26. Awesome project and thanks for sharing your great tutorial too!

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