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Kids Craft: Football Candy Pouches

To keep up the Tailgating activities flowing, we wanted to feature some kid friendly crafts so they can help celebrate the fun season ahead. And to help us out with that, craft expert Linda Gardner from Craftaholics Anonymous will be featuring some things she’s done!

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To keep up the Tailgating activities flowing, we wanted to feature some kid friendly crafts so they can help celebrate the fun season ahead. And to help us out with that, craft expert Linda Gardner from Craftaholics Anonymous will be featuring some things she’s done! Take it away Linda.

Happy fall everyone! Who is ready for some football? Can’t believe its time for tailgating already! I wanted to make a fun, easy craft that the kiddos would enjoy while watching a game. So I made these super easy paper football candy pouches. Take a look…

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So cute, right?! Who wouldn’t want to rip one open to find some sweet morsels to savor while watching their favorite sport! They hold just the right amount of candy for the littles in an easy to hold container. This is a great craft to get the kids involved with making. They can help you fill the pushes and if they’re old enough, let them sew the paper together. (sewing paper is a great way to learn how to sew!)

Another idea: Instead of candy you could put glitter or confetti in these little pouches for another fun twist.

How to Make Football Candy Pouches

Supplies:

  • brown card stock
  • sewing machine
  • white marker
  • candy/glitter/confetti
  • scissors or die cut tool

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  1. Cut 2 oval shapes out of card stock for each candy pouch. Min measured approx. 6 inches long by 3.5 inches wide. I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut mine out, but you could very easily print out a football template out on your computer and trace and cut them out by hand.
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  2. Use the white marker to draw lacings on the footballs.
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  3. Take 2 footballs and sew them together, but leave a small opening so that you can add the glitter/candy/confetti. Note: Make sure you back stitch even when sewing paper.
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  4. Fill with candy/confetti/glitter. Be careful not to over fill because it will make it hard to sew shut.
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  5. Sew the opening closed. Take these mini footballs along with you to your next game! These will help keep the kids entertained and make it fun!

If you’re looking for more easy craft ideas, be sure to check out Craftaholics Anonymous’s Craft Tutorials page!

Hi! My name is Linda and I’m a craftaholic. Yes, I will admit it, I am a hopeless craft addict. After a small intervention from my sweet hubby, Davis, I decided to face reality and deal with my addiction one craft at a time. So I started craft blog called Craftaholics Anonymous to document my obsession. I do all types of crafting, DIY decorating, sewing, and holiday crafts. Follow along for loads of free craft tutorials, printables, tips and tricks, and lots of creative ideas!

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Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!