are you looking for the Best Sports Crafts For Kids ? Being born in modern society comes with language and cultural assimilation,

among those sports that enlighten our interest in different stages of our lives. Since childhood we are exposed to different types of sports according to which place in the world, we were born in. We grew up liking the local sports and even universal ones. Who cannot remember watching parents’ favourite teams playing or favourite athlete playing in the Olympics? Kids are likely to pick their favourite team or sports by drawing to playing in the backyards, playing in the backyards with other kids or even at local teams. From that kids will develop the sports craft to feed up their interests more.


When it comes to keeping kids active and engaged with other kids, sports are the best way ever in which kids learn teamwork and discipline. Besides actual sports practice, there come Sports themed crafts for kids which embrace all there is to love about sports and enlighten their interest more and more.

There are many themes to work on in sports craft from backyard games emulating sports to food cakes, cookies.

In the following you can find 12 crafts to make for kids or more importantly help them learn how to make them.

1 – Father’s Day Football Pen Holder Craft

Using a soup can with a little craftiness will make a cool present as a gift in Father’s Day especially if they are football fans.

Best Sports Crafts For Kids

You will need:

  • Empty soup can
  • Green and brown felt
  • White 3-D paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Cut the green felt into a strip that will cover the soup can. Glue it into place.
  2. Use the white paint to “draw” yard lines on the can as well as endzone lines at the end of the can.
  3. Write the words “#1 Dad” on the can using the white paint.
  4. Cut a football out of brown felt and glue it onto the can. Use the white paint to draw the laces onto the football.


Using water coloured bottles to create a bowling game is great for kids of all ages and easy to make.

It does not take much. You only need coloured bottle full of water and a ball and there you go.



Here is a fun game to make if you are a fan of football.

You will need:

  • Large piece of green fleece (for field)
  • Long piece of yellow fleece (for the goal lines)
  • Brown, White, Yellow felt
  • Hot Glue
  • Needle and Thread


    • Cut football parts out of the felt.
    • Hot glue the white pieces on to the football form.
    • Sew football sides together.


  • Cut out a large rectangle for the “field”.  


  • Cut out strips of yellow for the goal lines and field goal posts, and white numbers. Attach with hot glue.


4 – Textured Basketball Craft

This is an easy basketball craft can be made out of texture

You will need:

  • 10″ x 10″ inch square of cardboard
  • pencil
  • small plate or other circular object for tracing
  • scissors
  • paintbrush
  • dark orange craft paint
  • school glue
  • black or dark brown yarn


  • With a pencil, trace a circle onto a piece of cardboard.
  • Carefully cut the circle out.
  • Paint one side of the cardboard circle with dark orange paint and let dry.
  • When paint is completely dry, use the school glue to make the texture of the basketball by carefully dripping dots of glue, evenly spaced, all over the painted side.
  • Let glue dry and add more, if necessary.
  • Freehand the lines of the ball onto the circle with pencil and then trace the pencil line with glue.
  • Carefully cut the black yarn and lay on top of the glue lines.


 5 – Olympic Flag Crafts

With this craft, the kids know more about international flags of countries participating in Olympics games.

You will need:

  • Colour Printer
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Skewers
  • Glue Stick
  • Toothpick


  • Have the kids print and cut out the flags for their Olympic Flag Crafts.
  • For the Olympic Flag Craft Garland, fold the flags over the string and glue with glue sticks.
  • For the Olympic Flag Craft on a stick, fold the flag over the toothpick and glue with a glue stick. These flags will be great as decorations for your Olympic cupcakes or cake. These flags can also be used to mark the countries on a world map.
  • These Olympic Flag Crafts will also make great Bulletin Board decorations and stimulate conversations about the traditions and customs of the participating countries.


6 – Olympic Torch Scissor Skills Craft 

This Olympics torch is easy to make especially by kids to let them learn how to use scissors artistically.

You will need:

  • children’s scissors,
  • construction paper — red, orange and yellow
  • glue,
  • paper and printer



  • Print template of choice or make your own.
  • Cut the construction paper into long, one-inch wide strips (you can cut fast, they don’t have to be perfect)
  • show the child how to hold their scissors.
  • let the child snip off pieces from the strips of construction paper…  As the children get older, you can ask them to try to snip perfect squares, but to begin with, just let them snip away
  • Either squeeze the glue onto the template for the child or squeeze some into a margarine container lid and give the child a q-tip or popsicle stick to spread the glue themselves.
  • Let the child fill the template with the snipped pieces — don’t worry that they go over the lines.
  • cut out the shape along the dark line (you should be able to turn the page over and see the dark black line through the back of the paper).
  • Decorate/color the torch handle (second template) and glue the flame onto the handle (we glued the flame behind the handle so it looks like it’s coming up from inside it.

7 – Bouncing Basketball Art 


Drawing is always fun for kids. This craft combines drawing and sport if your kid likes basketball.

You will need:

  • white construction paper
  • Folk Art Pure Orange paint
  • round foam brush
  • black Sharpie


  • Load the brush with orange paint.
  • Stamp circles on the paper.
  • Let the paint dry completely, then use the Sharpie to draw lines on the circles to turn them into basketballs.
  • Draw motion lines showing where the basketballs have come from.


8 – Baseball Pencil Topper

Kids can make their pencil their own with this fun baseball pencil topper for kids. It’s quick to make and it looks great, too!

You will need:

  • Small paper ball (from a craft shop)
  • Red pen
  • Pencil
  • Glue


  • Use the red pen to draw the stitching on the paper ball so it looks like a baseball
  • Make a hole in the paper ball
  • Glue fix the end of your pencil into this hole


9 – Popsicle Stick Mini Football Goal


This football is made easy and can be fun while watching a football game with the kids.

You will need:

  • Jumbo Popsicle Sticks {4 per goal craft}
  • School Glue
  • Yellow Craft Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Small Paper Plate
  • Brown Coloured Cardstock
  • White Coloured Cardstock
  • Paper Craft Scissors



  • First glue your three popsicle sticks together to make a “U” shape.
  • Add the fourth popsicle stick to the bottom of the “U” to create the field goal.
  • Allow the glue to dry completely before painting it yellow.
  • While the paint and/or glue is drying, cut out a small football shape from your brown cardstock.
  • Cut out “lacing” from the white and glue it to the centre of football.
  • To finish the Mini Popsicle Stick Football Goal, simply glue the football to the field and display proudly!

10 – Paper Plate Ice Skate Craft

This loving ice skate plat is fun for winter, full of bright colours and the kid can even add their photo in it.

You will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Thick stock paper
  • Gel pens, markers or crayons
  • Construction paper
  • Craft stick
  • Glue
  • Craft blade
  • Printable template Printable Ice Skater (Girl) (Ice Skater Printable (Boy)


  • Print out the template of your choice onto thick stock paper.
  • Colour in your template with markers or crayons and leave the head circle blank if you want to add a picture to it.
  • Find a picture of your child where the size of the head in the picture is about the same size as the head circle on the template. Cut it into a circle shape and glue it onto the blank circle
  • Cut out your coloured picture.
  • Glue a small craft stick to the back of the straight leg on the skater.
  • With a craft blade cut a line across a paper plate. Do not cut all the way through to either end. (This part should be done by an adult.) Use scissors to cut the line just a sliver wider.
  • Cut a few green pine trees for the backdrop. Make the trunks extra-long so that you can fold them over into a tab. Glue the trees onto the back of your plate at the tab.
  • Slide the craft stick through the slit in the plate and slide your skater back and forth and watch your little skater go.
  • Interactive paper plate ice skating craft with boy and girl printable templates – winter and Christmas arts and crafts for kids


11 – Cardboard Hockey Stick Craft

What about a hockey mood? This craft is easy and entertaining and you can teach the kids to make it in no time.

You will need:

  • Cardboard from a shipping box
  • Pencil or marker
  • Scissors
  • Craft paint (in whatever colour you want for your hockey stick)
  • Washi tape


  • First, you’ll want to draw a simple hockey stick shape on your cardboard.
  • Once you have your hockey stick outline, cut out the shape.
  • Once you have your hockey stick cut out, paint the entire surface in the colour of your choice.
  • Let your paint dry before moving on to the next step. Once it’s dry, pick out a few fun rolls of washi tape.
  • Use the washi tape to make stripes on your hockey stick. Put them around the bottom or the top. Or, put your stripes anywhere you’d like.
  • Don’t have washi tape? Users can draw designs on masking tape and use it instead. Or, you can just decorate your hockey stick craft with stickers!



Kids will love jumping and dancing while having Pom Poms in their hands cheering their favourite teams or just playing in the backyard. It is easy and fun to make.

You will need:

  • x10+ Bright Tissue Paper Sheets
  • Pinking Shears
  • Bright Electrical Tape


  • It doesn’t really matter what size tissue paper sheets you have but I wouldn’t go any smaller than A4 (12″ x 8″). Simply make a pile of all the colours you want to use in your pom poms. We used about 10 sheets.
  • We’re going to cut the strips for both pom poms at the same time so fold the tissue paper pile in half lengthways. Then using your pinking shears to make lovely zig-zag lines, cut thin strips all along the length of the paper leaving a couple of inches at the top uncut to use as your handle later.
  • Once you’ve cut thin strips all along your tissue paper, open up the two halves and cut along the fold to separate them.
  • Roll the uncut sections of tissue paper tightly to make the handles for your pom poms.
  • Lastly wrap the electrical tape tightly around the handle to make it secure and to hold all the colourful pom pom tassels in place.



One of the best methods of enlightening kids’ intellectuality and challenging their IQ are with, no doubt, games. Those games keep kids incomplete focus and interactivity with what they are doing. Among the challenges are Sports crafts which combines love for sports and learning. It also necessitates interaction with other kids when they play together or compete in reaching the better works of crafts. On the other hand, it brings parents and kids together in a more interacting atmosphere when helping them learn their play or make their favourite crafts.

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