Whether your kid already loves football or you want to drive their interest in football, beginning indoors is the first step.

You can begin at home with football jokes for kids or by engaging them in football-related DIYs and crafts.

Football-themed crafts and DIYs are a perfect way to nurture your kids’ love for football.

So, if you are looking for some amazing ideas, you have come to the right place.

This blog has curated a list of fun football-related DIYs at home that can engage your kids and increase their love for football.

Let’s begin!

Amazing and Fun Football-Themed Crafts and DIY Projects for Kids

Take a look at the following creative ideas for fun football DIYs.

1. Football on a Paper Plate

a kid making football frmo a paper plate

Material Required:

  1. Paper plates
  2. Brown paint
  3. Paintbrushes
  4. White tape or white paper
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue


  1. Take a white paper plate and paint it brown.
  2. Let the paint dry completely.
  3. Take a white tape or cut a white paper strip. Use this to make football laces on the brown paper plate.
  4. Attach the strips in the center of the plate to resemble football laces.

2. Sock Football

Sock Football

Material Required:

  1. Old socks
  2. Rice or beans
  3. Rubber bands or thread
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Glue
  6. Fabric for decoration


  1. Take an old sock, preferably brown.
  2. Fill it with rice or beans to create a football.
  3. Secure the open end using a rubber band or thread.
  4. You can decorate the football using googly eyes and fabric to cut out the mouth for the football.

3. Pointing Finger using Foam

Pointing Finger using Foam

Material Required:

  1. Craft foam (brown and white)
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Markers


  1. Take the brown craft foam and draw a hand with a pointing finger on it. You can use your hand as a stencil to carve out a hand on the foam.
  2. After drawing, cut out the hand with scissors.
  3. Draw a fingernail on the white foam and cut that, too, using scissors.
  4. Glue the white fingernail to the brown pointing finger.
  5. You can use a black marker to draw details on the finger and get a more defined look.

4. Pospsicle Sticks Goal Post

Pospsicle Sticks Goal Post

Material Required:

  1. Popsicle sticks
  2. Brown paint
  3. Paintbrushes
  4. Glue
  5. Mini pom-poms


  1. Take some popsicle sticks and paint them brown.
  2. Arrange them to create a frame resembling a goalpost and stick them together using glue. You can also secure this frame using transparent tape.
  3. You can attach mini pom-poms to represent footballs.

5. Football Helmet using Construction Paper

Football Helmet using Construction Paper

Material Required:

  1. Construction paper (brown and white)
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Markers
  5. Elastic cord


  1. Cut a helmet shape out of the brown construction paper.
  2. Cut a strip of white construction paper to make the helmet’s facemask.
  3. Attach both the pieces using glue.
  4. Use a marker to add details to the helmet for a more refined and realistic look.
  5. Punch holes on the side of the helmet.
  6. Attach an elastic cord to the holes to make the helmet wearable.

6. Football Collage using Newspaper/ Magazine Cutouts

Football Collage using Newspaper/ Magazine Cutouts

Material Required: 

  1. Old magazines
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Posterboard


  1. Take old magazines and newspapers.
  2. Cut out pictures of your favorite players and team or other football-related images.
  3. Take a posterboard and paste these cutouts on it using glue.
  4. You can arrange the cutouts in an organized pattern or randomly paste them to give a carefree look.

7. Football Bookmark

Football Bookmark

Material Required:

  1. White papers
  2. Black marker
  3. Glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Googly eyes


  1. Cut out a football shape on a white sheet and use a marker to make a football pattern.
  2. Paste googly eyes on it and make a mouth-like shape on the football.
  3. Cut a strip of white paper of appropriate size to make a bookmark.
  4. Paste the football on one end of the bookmark using glue.

8. Football Jersey using Paper

Football Jersey using Paper

Material Required:

  1. Paper or cardstock (in team colors)
  2. Markers
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue
  5. Stickers or cut-out numbers


  1. Draw the shape of a jersey on paper or cardstock.
  2. Cut the shape using scissors.
  3. You can decorate the jersey as you wish.
  4. Add details of your favorite football team or player.
  5. Use stickers or paper cutouts to mention the jersey number.

9. Football Windsock

Football Windsock

Material Required:

  1. Brown and white construction paper
  2. Markers
  3. Streamers (in team colors)
  4. String
  5. Tape
  6. Glue
  7. Scissors


  1. Secure a cylinder shape with brown construction paper with tape or glue to make the windsock’s body.
  2. Use markers and white construction paper to add football laces and other decorations to the windsock.
  3. Attach streamers to the bottom of the windsock for a fun, flowing effect.
  4. Attach a string to hang the windsock and display it outdoors.

10. Football T-shirt Decoration

Football T-shirt Decoration

Material Required: 

  1. Plain white t-shirts
  2. Fabric markers or fabric paint (in team colors)
  3. Cardboard (to insert inside the shirt)
  4. Stencils (optional)


  1. Insert a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding.
  2. Use fabric markers or paint to decorate the t-shirt with football-themed designs, team logos, or player numbers.
  3. Allow the paint to dry completely before wearing the custom football t-shirt.

While creating these DIYs, crack some football jokes for kids that would give them a laugh and excite them about the sport.

Summing It Up

Creativity has no limit. Though we are concluding the list of fun and creative DIY football ideas for kids, the creativity doesn’t end here.

We saw a variety of ideas, from simple ones, such as painting football on a paper plate, to some advanced ones, such as painting t-shirts.

The ideas can be adapted to suit all age groups of children, depending on the complexity of the work and the number of items required.

These creative ideas will foster children’s sensory learning and increase their love for football.

The fun part is that you can customize these ideas to suit your needs.

Which idea did you choose for your kids? Let us know in the comments.

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson, is a child entertainment and activities coordinator with a decade of experience creating educational activities for children. Angela has worked extensively in various settings, including schools, community centers, and private events. Her approach towards children's entertainment is informed by her extensive research in child psychology and her previous role as a primary school teacher. Her passion for work is paralleled by her love for storytelling and writing children's books, alongside activities that inspire her creativity to connect deeper with the young audience.

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