Football Craft (Free Template)

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Download the Free Football Card Template and make this easy craft for Father’s Day. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Crafts for kids on!

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Check out this Football Father’s Day Craft! It’s a Pop-up Card that Dads will love it. Get the Free Football Father’s Day Printable below.

Whether you are a preschool teacher, parent, grandparent, or Daycare worker, you will love this football craft. Let your little ones make a great card for their Dad. This football card is perfect for Father’s Day, Dad’s Birthday or any day!

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

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Here’s What You Need

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

Enjoy this Football Craft for Preschoolers while reading these Fun Father’s Day Books:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template

Download and print the Free Football Father’s Day Printable. 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.

football craft template
The Football Card Template has everything you need to make this Father’s Day 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

football craft template ready to cut
Print the Free Football Craft Template and staple the pieces to multiple sheets of paper before cutting.

Once you have the print out, cut and staple it to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need:

  • brown paper for the football
  • yellow paper for the goalpost
  • white paper for the football 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 a Football Card

football Craft by Crafting Jeannie

#1. Glue the laces onto your football.

paper football by Crafting Jeannie

#2. Make the pop-up section of the card. Fold a piece of green paper in half.

folding green paper in half

#3. Rotate your paper and cut two small slits in the center of the FOLDED SIDE of the paper. The slits should be about one inch apart from each other and 2 inches in length.

cut slits in paper

#4. Rotate your paper again and fold the tab that you just cut out downward.

folding green tab down

#5. This is the tricky part. Open the card up and pull the tab through to the inside of the card. check out my Football Pop up Card Video with step-by-step instructions. If you need to see a demonstration.

pulling tab through the paper

#6. Now, carefully close your card and press along the creases. When you re-open the card, the tab should be standing upright which makes the pop out for the football.

folding tab for football father's day card

#7. It should look like a pop-up square when you’re finished.

pop up for football father's day card

#8. Finally, just glue on all of the details. Glue the yellow goal post onto the background of the opened card and glue the football to the center of the pop-out section inside the card. Tip: make sure to glue the pieces ABOVE all of the folded creases so that the card opens and closes easily.

football card side view

#9. Don’t forget to sign the card, and it’s ready for Dad!

And you’re finished with this great Father’s Day Card!

football craft Crafting Jeannie

This is a great Father’s Day 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

More Father’s Day Crafts for kids

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Father’s Day Crafts!

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

Download the Free Football Pop up Father’s Day Printable

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