Ideas for Sports Crafts


Sports-themed crafts are perfect for celebrating sporting events, sports-themed parties or for saving your favorite athletic mementos. Your craft projects can be customized to fit any sport, from baseball and soccer to gymnastics or tennis. They can also be designed to fit any craft skill level. In fact, one way to get children as excited about arts and crafts as they are about sports is to organize sports-themed arts and crafts projects.

For the Fans

  • Sports fans will love having homemade arts and crafts projects to use when cheering on their favorite players. Some examples of crafts you can create for cheering on from the stands are whistles and noisemakers, team necklaces, visors and t-shirts. You can personalize these items with paint, markers, buttons and streamers to show your team spirit. Another craft project would be to make pennant flags out of felt. Cut out a long triangle from felt and attach a thin wooden dowel to one side. Decorate the flag with felt letters with the team name and wave during the game. Yet another idea would be to make a foam finger using 2-inch upholstery foam. Cut your finger to shape using a utility knife, then cut a slit in the underside of the foam to insert your hand.

Decorative Dolls

  • This arts and crafts project is perfect for children to enjoy. Decorative sports-themed dolls can be made out of paper or even craft sticks. Consider creating individual dolls for each player on the team so they have something they can treasure forever. To make paper dolls, draw a picture of the athletic doll you want to make. You can use paper doll printables as a reference. Personalize each doll with markers, paint, glitter or any other decorative item. Write the jersey number and name of the player for an added personal touch. These can be displayed in a room, or strung with yarn and hung as an ornament.

Saving Mementos

  • Consider creating crafts that can be used to house precious sports mementos including photographs, tickets and game lists. For example, one sports-themed craft would be to make picture frames to hold pictures of your favorite athlete. Frames can be made from construction paper, cardboard or even craft foam. Simply cut the frame to the size of the photograph or memento you want to keep. Decorate as desired with markers, die cut paper or sports-themed rubber stamps. Another idea would be to create a scrapbook to house these treasured mementos. Use rosters, game dates, photographs and professional sports cards to enhance the pages of this scrapbook.

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