Craft Corner: Touchdown Shakers

By Michelle Melnik, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Deerfield/Greenfield, MA February 1, 2012

If you're one of the more than 100 million people who will be watching the Big Game this weekend, here's a craft that makes a lot of fantastic noise when the team you're rooting for gets a TOUCHDOWN!! Your little football fans will get a kick out of these jersey shakers.

What You Need:

  • Cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Rice
  • Glue and tape
  • Crayons, markers, football stickers, computer printouts, football logos, numbers, letters, etc. for decorating
  • Craft stick

What You Do:

  1. Fold a piece of cardstock or construction paper in half, and cut out a jersey shape without cutting the fold.
  2. Decorate the jerseys using crayons, markers, print outs from the computer, numbers, football logos, etc. You could also have letters for adding names to the jersey.
  3. Glue the edges of the jersey, leaving an opening at the top. You could also add extra tape around the outside so there are no small openings.
  4. Add rice to the opening at the top. Once the rice is added use glue or tape at the top to close the opening.
  5. Add a craft stick.

Have a parade before kick-off, and shake, rattle, and cheer for your favorite team!!