My oldest son, at the ripe old age of 7, is already a football fanatic. The boy eat, sleeps and dreams football. I find pages of x’s and o’s arranged in various football formations so I thought he’d like a set of players to act out these plays (and maybe save a tree or two in the process). So today, I’ve got the perfect gift for the football lover in your family.
Supplies: 12 wooden peg dolls (these are 3 inches high), contrasting acrylic paints, Sharpie or woodcraft marker, small paint brush (one flat and wide, the other thin and pointy). Use the thin, pointy brush for detail work and the wider brush for filling in.
Start by painting on the “pants” using a light color. White or silver are great picks.
Choose one color for each team. Once the “pants” are dry, paint on the “shirt”. Create a small v at the front of the neckline.
Now paint the helmet, leaving a curved square for the face.
Once the helmet and shirt are dry, use your lightest color paint to create an outline on the v-neck shirt and helmet. Also add numbers on the shirt front and if you’d like, go back and add lines to the sides of the “pants” to create running stripes. Finally, use a black Sharpie to create eyes and a mouth. Black lines under the eyes are a nice touch, too!
I created two teams so my guy can act out all of his wildest, football dreams. I’m hoping to get another zipper pouch sewn to keep the entire crew in as well as this piece of green felt to act as the field.
I’ll be adding a few white lines and numbers to recreate the field. I am so excited about this gift. I’ll have a hard time keeping this gift secret until Christmas morning.
Today’s giveaway is brought to you from Pukaca. Pukaca is a paper craft company which creates printed and PDF documents specially developed for creative fun for little ones. Their paper theaters and puppets allow children to create crafts from which hours of imaginative play will follow.
The little boys in this house have unanimously voted on this Pirate theater.
Pukaca has generously offered one lucky winner, a printed copy of their Christmas Village. Enter to win on the Rafflecopter below by telling us which of their sets are your favorite. One winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, December 8th 2013.
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If Only They Would Nap for more Handmade Gifts For Boys.