Pittsburgh's going to the Superbowl!!!It's all kinds of crazy madness here in the 'Burgh since the Steelers are making their 8th trip to the Superbowl, going for win #7! In honor of the big game, we've had a few friends over to do some Steeler crafts. Feel free to change it up to match your favorite team. (But we don't want to hear about it!!)
- Glue stick
Check out the pictures to assemble the players. (You can't see it in the photos, but the footballs can be placed in the player's hand.)Let your kids use their imaginations. I love that our friend Mallory placed her player's faces at the top of their helmets! Older kids could write their favorite player's number, but we just let the kids go crazy with the glitter glue. (One of Elliott's players has a big red blob on his head that looks like blood. I hope that isn't an omen!)
- 6 pieces yellow craft foam, cut in half
- Have an adult make the "#1" sign with their hand and trace around it on the foam. You want it to be large, so it doesn't have to be exact. Cut 12 of the hand shapes out of the foam.
- Stack six of the hand shapes together and staple around all the edges of the foam EXCEPT the bottom, where the hand will slip in. Repeat with second stack.
- Decorate with stickers.
- Slip on hands and paint your chest in team colors!
Pretty lame. For the record, regular glue does not work on craft foam. The lady at JoAnn's told me it wouldn't, but after owning Elmer's glue, fabric glue, ModPodge, Craft glue, glow-in-the-dark glue, Super glue, felt glue, glue sticks and Gooey glue, I felt I had to put my foot down somewhere. Staples, on the other hand, work just fine. Neither kid wanted anything to do with their foam fingers.
I liked putting the stickers on.
It was good. I liked putting the stickers on.
You will need:
- Plastic yellow construction hats (I found some at a party supply store for 70 cents each.)
Uh, really? You need directions on this?
Very, very easy way to pass some time. Elliott and his friend Christian both enjoyed putting stickers on their hats.
Happy crafting and Go Steelers!