The temperatures start getting chilly, the leaves start changing and it gets dark a little earlier. Yep, you’re right. Football time is finally here! I know, you probably thought I was going to say FALL is finally here. Which would be right, but football is on my mind. Join us today for a fun fingerprint football craft that even kids as young as toddler-aged can create.
Football is always on my mind! Our daughter was practically born in a onesie sporting our favorite football team and that has continued through her whole life. Thankfully she doesn’t mind! She enjoys watching with us, wearing her ‘football shirt’, helping with football Sunday snacks and of course making football crafts and decorations.
One of her favorites has to be the Fall football tree that we made a couple weeks ago. It found a permanent home on our fridge! We used the same footballs to make this easy paper football wreath too. This fun fingerprint football tape resist craft is my favorite though, because we made it with her sweet little fingerprints!
Since I am a firm believer that sports like football and soccer are not just for boys, so football crafts don’t have to be ‘manly’. This adorable handprint and footprint football craft is super sweet and even sentimental, one that boys and girls would love to make. We enjoy making all kinds of football crafts for the season kick off and of course we love making Superbowl crafts!
How to Make the Fingerprint Football Craft:
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I cut out the football from a sheet of white card stock. I did draw it on with a pencil first.
Next we cut strips of the painters tape. Three strips were about 1 1/2 – 2 inches long. The other was about 5-6 inches long.
First we placed the longest piece of tape, going horizontal in the middle of the football.
Next we placed the three shorter pieces of tape, vertical and evenly spaced along the longest piece of tape.
I set out a tray of brown washable kids paint and told my daughter to dip her index finger in and stamp it over and over on the football. She did this motion until the whole football was covered in paint.
We set it aside for about 10 minutes to allow for the paint to dry.
When the paint was dry, I carefully took the painters tape off the football.
The tape resist fingerprint painting process allowed for the football to become brown but the laces of the football to remain white. This process, tape resistant painting, was so exciting for my daughter. She was pleasantly surprised by the way it turned out!
Have a little soccer fan too? This soccer themed fingerprint counting printable is great for kids who are learning to count to twenty.