Hockey Puck Crafts

Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby may be artists with the hockey puck, but they may not know how to turn one into a sleeping platypus. Impressive hockey puck feats need not only be in the realm of star athletes. Making simple creative crafts with hockey pucks is a sure way to wow the hockey fan in your life without having to ever lace up a pair of skates.

Hockey Puck Pal

A hockey puck can be turned into a rotund doll. Cut two legs and two arms out of a dowel rod, or find small springs, and glue them to their appropriate places on the puck. Decorate the face of the puck however you like. Ideas include drawing the uniform of your favorite team over the bottom two-thirds and a helmet over the top, then gluing on googly eyes in the middle.

Monster Truck

If someone in your life loves hockey and monster trucks, you can create a hockey puck car. Drill a small hole in the center of four hockey pucks. Using the same sized drill bit, drill two small holes on each side of a wooden block toward the bottom. Attach the pucks, which serve as wheels, using thin metal pins. Decorate the block and pucks with hockey and racing symbols and mascots.

Mood Indicator

You can lighten the mood at work and let everyone at your office know how you feel before they approach you by turning a hockey puck into a mood-indicator for your desk. Trace the circumference of the hockey puck onto a yellow piece of paper, then cut out the circle and glue it to a face of the puck. Using a marker or black construction paper, make a smiley face on the yellow circle. Then trace another circumference onto a red piece of paper, glue it to the other face of the hockey puck and make a sad or angry face. Display the side you are feeling at the moment. If you have more than one hockey puck, you can make one for any emotion.

Sleeping Animal

You can use hockey puck to create a sleeping animal. Create a small head, tail and legs out of clay then glue them to the side of the puck. Then glue fur around the rest of the visible surface of the puck. Besides fat cats and dogs, this craft also works perfectly for making cute sleeping platypuses, mice and rats.

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