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How to Make a Football Out of a Paper Bag

How to Make a Football Out of a Paper Bag

Follow these directions and make football crafts using paper bags.

Age Guideline:
5 Years and Up
Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:
Paper Bag
Craft Glue

Make sure the paper bag is folded flat. Lay it down and draw a large oval (football shape) on it. Cut out the the oval through both layers so you end up with two cut-outs. Set the scraps from the paper bag aside, we will be using them later.

This part is optional... Get your paper bag football shapes wet. Take your two football shapes and crinkle them up in loose balls. Next, open them up and lay them out flat to dry. You want them to look "wrinkly" to look like the tough leather of a real football. Let the footballs dry.

Now you are ready to staple your two football shapes together and stuff! Fit the two football pieces on top of each other and make sure you have the correct sides facing out (this only matters if your bag has writing on it). Attach them by stapling around the edges, leave a 3- to 4-inch opening along one edge. Take your left over paper bag from the first step and tear small pieces from it, crumple them up, and stuff them inside the football. Make you you do not over stuff it or else you will not be able to finish stapling it closed! Once you are done, staple up the opening.

Finally glue a piece of yarn onto the football to look like threads. You can also embellish your football any other way you like.

Your football is now done! You can tape or staple a longer pice of yarn along the top edge to hang your football if you want. You can even make smaller versions and attach them to a magnet to hang on the fridge!


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