Cotton Ball Stamped Football Craft That Kids Will Love

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This easy cotton ball stamped football is a fun and easy art project that you can make with your kids to celebrate Black History Month. Young football fans will enjoy this activity while also learning about important African Americans that made an impact in the sport. This craft was inspired by Charles Follis, the first Black professional American football player. He played for the Shelby Blues of the “Ohio League” from 1902 to 1906. This craft was also inspired by Frederick Douglass “Fritz” Pollard, the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL), with the Akron Pros in 1921. Hope you enjoy making this cotton ball stamped football with your family for Black History Month!

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Supplies for Cotton Ball Stamped Football

Directions

  1. First, download the FREE football template. (see supplies) Then print on white cardstock and cut it out. If you have a Cricut, search for a football image then cut on white cardstock.
  2. Next, add brown paint to a paper plate.
  3. Your child will need to pinch a cotton ball in between a clothespin. Then dip it in the paint and stamp the football with it. Make sure they completely cover the football with the brown paint. Once they are finished, set it aside to dry.
  4. Finally, glue the laces to the football. See picture below.

Watch the video below to see how to make this cotton ball stamped football craft for Black History Month. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!

You can find these cool books about football on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

If you’re looking for films about football, check out Remember the Titans, Brian’s Song or The Express.

Learn about Black History Month with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

Watch the video below to learn about Tampa’s Black History. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more amazing content!

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