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    Paper Plate Football Craft {with Lacing}

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    This paper plate football craft is a quick project to put together. So, you will have time to make several if you want. We used the traditional brown color, but maybe you will make yours in your favorite team colors. For us, that would be black and gold for the Steelers (Go Team!).

    And if you like this sports craft, check out this fun newspaper soccer ball craft to make too.\

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    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT

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    SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG

    • Paper plate (9-inch coated)
    • Scissors
    • Single hole punch
    • Newspaper
    • Brown and white paint
    • Large pompom
    • Small pompom
    • Scotch tape
    • White yarn
    • Black sharpie marker (optional)

    There is something that you should know…we are different around here. If you browse around the site, you won’t see any fancy cut out cardboard crafts, glitter, egg carton activities, or so many other things that you see on other craft sites.

    And, as great as those can be, sometimes making more elaborate projects hold families back from just doing the thing and crafting together. Instead, we follow the mantra of doing more with less. Every single creative project at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts” is made using the same master list of 27 basic craft supplies, each one inexpensive and versatile. And they all fit into one bag. Now…get to making something!

    Football Craft Instructions

    Step 1: Cut Out the Paper Football Craft

    • Fold the paper plate in half
    • Then cut a crescent shape to make the football
    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT STEP 1
    STEP 1

    Step 2: Add the Lacing Holes

    • With the plate still folded, use the hole punch to make a row of holes, close together, in the center of the paper plate.
    • Then punch a hole in each end, directly on the fold. (*Reference the picture.)
    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT STEP 2
    STEP 2

    Step 3: Paint

    • Lay your cut out football on the newspaper to reduce the mess.
    • Squeeze out a little brown paint.
    • Use the large pompom to tap paint the football, leaving some white areas to add “texture” to the football.
    • Give it a minute to dry.
    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT STEP 3
    STEP 3

    Step 4: Give It Some Detail

    • Now squeeze out some white paint.
    • Use the small pompom to make white bands on each ends of the football.
    • Set it aside to dry.
    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT STEP 4
    STEP 4

    Step 5: Lace Up Your Football Paper Craft

    • Cut a length of white yarn (about 1 yard long).
    • Put some tape around one end to make it easier to put through the holes.
    • Lace the yarn through one of the end holes and tape it in place on the back.
    • Run 2 lengths of yarn down the middle of the football craft.
    • Then lace the yarn back and forth through the other holes (as pictured).
    • When you are done, tape it off and trim away the excess.
    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT STEP 5
    STEP 5

    Step 6: Add a Message

    • As a finishing touch, write a message on your football.
    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT STEP 6
    STEP 6

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    PAPER PLATE FOOTBALL CRAFT

    Now that you know how to make a football craft, tape on a popsicle stick handle. Use the paper plate football craft one that your own kid made, add his/her name, and cheer as loud as you can for them at their next midget game.