DIY Sports Crafts (FREE Printables)

DIY Sports Crafts for Kids Penants and Foam Fingers
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Make cheering for your favorite team even more fun with these DIY sports crafts. Every fan can make their own unique “foam” finger and mini sports penant for game day. We used ours while cheering on the US in the FIFA World Cup games. It made the experience even more fun.

And, if you like these sports craft, you’re going to love these laced paper footballs, this mini hockey game and this newspaper soccer ball.

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Interesting Sports Trivia

  • Olympic gold medals are mostly made from silver.
  • Sports have been played on the moon.
  • Ski ballet used to be a competitive sport.
  • Golf balls have on average 336 dimples.
  • The longest professional tennis match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes.
  • A baseball player, Barry Bonds, received 1870 intentional walks, which equals a total distance of about 43.6 miles.
  • Pittsburgh sports teams are the only ones that share the same colors throughout-black and gold.

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Combine Playing with Crafting

What could be more fun than watching sports…playing them! Here are some of our favorite sports sets for little ones to get started in playing the games we all love.

How to Make a Faux Foam Finger


  • Construction paper (colors of your choice)
  • Markers (or crayons)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Anything else you want to use to decorate your foam finger
  • Foam finger printable template

Each of these supplies is part of the master list of items that we use for every single creative project that you see on this site and in our shop. It’s the best way that I know to keep things simple and fun.

As a mom, I know that the more prep something takes, the less likely I am to actually follow through, even if it’s something that we love to do together. So, we’re taking away the obstacles by sticking to one bag of supplies that virtually eliminates the prep. Just fill your bag and craft along.

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Paper Sports Finger for Fans

Step 1: Use the Sports Finger Template

  • Choose 2 pieces of construction in whatever colors you like.
  • Download the foam finger template (pages 1 and 2)
  • Print the front on one page and the back on another paper.

Step 2: Decorate It

  • Use your markers (or crayons) and whatever else you would like to decorate the front and back of your “foam” finger.

Step 3: Cut It Out

  • Now that they’re decorated, cut out the parts for your DIY sports crafts foam finger.

Step 4: Glue It Together

  • Put glue all around the edge of the foam finger, leaving the bottom unglued.
  • Press firmly and give the glue a minute to set up.
  • Then slide your hand into the opening on the bottom of the fan finger and cheer away.

How to Make a Mini Sports Penant

DIY Sports Penants


Step 1: Use the Sports Craft Template

  • Print the free penant templates.
  • Choose construction paper of your choice.
  • Use the craft template to cut out as many sports penants as you would like.
DIY Sports Penant Template

Step 2: Decorate Your Penant

  • Fold over the tab on your penant.
  • Then use markers, washi tape, crayons or whatever you like to decorate the penant to cheer for your favorite team.
Making sports penants

Step 3: Add the Handle

  • Place a popsicle stick under the tab to use as your handle.
  • Glue the tab over into place. Now your penant is ready for cheering.
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Now that you know how to make these sports fan crafts, make loads of them. Choose a fun game to watch together as a family, even if it’s ping pong in the basement where you cheer each other on. Around here, we’re crazy about our sports teams, especially our local hockey team. Go Penguins!!!

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