Make your own team football and display it proudly. Everyone has his favorite football team and spends a lot of money every year buying team paraphernalia. This project will allow you to make an inexpensive team ball easily and for not a lot of money. This craft makes a great gift for the football fanatic in your family or social network.
Things You'll Need
- White glue Newspaper Masking Tape Paint Paintbrush
Shape paper into the shape of a football. Use masking tape to help mold it and maintain its shape. Make sure it's pretty solid.
Make paper mache paste by adding 1 part water to 5 parts white glue. Cut or rip newspaper into 1-inch by 3-inch strips. Dip the newspaper strips into the paste and then place them on the football form. Cover the entire football with two coats. Let the paper mache dry overnight. The process may take longer in a humid area. Put on a third coat and let it dry again.
Paint the entire football brown. Let the paint dry for about an hour and paint on white circles at each end and laces down the center. Let those areas dry until they aren't tacky anymore.
Paint your team name of logo above or below the laces. Most teams have decals with a logo on it, so if possible, add the decal as well. Allow everything to dry and then display for others to see.
Tips & Warnings
- You can use liquid starch or wall paper paste for paper mache paste also.
- Photo Credit g83
How to Make a Paper-Mache Volcano
Kids love the classic paper-mache volcano experiment because it's visual and exciting. It also perfectly demonstrates a chemical reaction.
How to Make Paste for Paper Mache
Paper Mache paste is a liquid glue made with flour and water. It can be used to cover a variety of surfaces...
How to Make a Ball out of Paper Mache
Paper mache gives you a way to upcycle **newspaper, junk mail and discarded paper** into permanent decorative pieces by means of a...
How To Make a Paper Mache Football Helmet
Paper mache is a convenient material for making all sorts of fun crafts. It is easy and inexpensive to produce, and can...
How to Make a Papier-Mâché Bat
How to Make a Papier-Mâché Bat. You've mastered the jack-o'-lantern and the scary spider webs? Want to add something more unusual to...
How to Make a Chinese Dragon Paper-Mache Mask
A paper dragon mask can be a good homemade Halloween or costume party mask or a fun dress-up item. No matter what...
How to Build a Model of a Football Stadium
Stadiums are one of the signature features of the sport of football. Every week for more than four months, hundreds of thousands...
How to Make a Paper Football Helmet
Children learn through imaginative play, and the make-believe period allows a child to gain mastery over his emotions, behavior and thinking. One...