Football Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Football Craft Template and make this easy craft during the football season or to celebrate the Super Bowl.

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Check out this Easy Football Craft for kids. It’s perfect for game day, just get the Free Football Craft Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.

Whether you are a preschool teacher, parent, grandparent, or Daycare worker, you will love this football craft. It’s perfect for the big game.

Improving Fine Motor Skills

We all know that crafting is super fun, but it’s also great for improving fine motor skills. As your little cut-out shapes, and draw on decorations, not only will they get to express their creativity, but they will also get some fine motor practice.

Watch the Football Craft Video for step-by-step instructions on how to make this easy craft for kids.

Did you know that the football in this craft is from the game American Football? Around the world, football actually refers to what Americans call soccer. Learn more at

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Here’s What You Need

Here’s your Football craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

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Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template

Download and print the Free Football Craft Template. You will be stapling the template to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes. Print as many as you need if you’re making this craft in a group setting.

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The Football Craft Template has everything you need to make easy sports craft.

Tip: If you don’t have a printer you can always put white copy paper up to your computer screen and trace the template.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Craft Shapes

Once you have the print out, cut and staple it to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need. It’s super easy you just need:

  • brown paper for the football
  • white paper for the football lines and laces

If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy and construction paper or 5 sheets of cardstock. Just make sure you have a pair of good scissors.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Make the Paper Football

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I recommend having a finished craft so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. First, glue the white stripes onto your football.
  2. Glue the white laces onto the paper football.
  3. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
football craft step one glue on lines

Step #1. Glue the white stripes onto your football.

football craft step one glue on laces

Step #2. Glue the white laces onto the paper football.

And you’re finished

This is a great sports craft for preschoolers or to make just for fun. And, it’s a perfect craft for Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea

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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy.

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