11 Super Bowl Crafts To Help Psyche You Up Before Sunday's Big Game

11 Super Bowl Crafts To Help Psyche You Up Before Sunday's Big Game

We are mere days away (Sunday, February 3, 2019) from watching the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots as they battle it out for a chance of winning the Lombardi Trophy. Excited? Well, you're definitely not alone. Almost every year, the Super Bowl - that is, the NFL's annual Championship game - achieves the honor of being the highest rated show on network television. And if that wasn't enough to prove just how popular it is, well, then get this: of the ten most-watched shows of all time, four are Super Bowl games.

But while these stats are undeniably impressive, that's not to say that everyone who watches it is a hardcore fan. For many people, the Super Bowl is the only game of the season they'll be willing to dedicate any amount of time watching. That, however, doesn't stop them from going all in when it comes to celebrating the highly anticipated event. And that is in spite of the fact that the day - usually the first Sunday in February - is not recognized as an official holiday. From lowkey gatherings to full-on parties, the Super Bowl is celebrated by people from all over the country and walks of life.

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But if you happen to be a parent celebrating the Super Bowl, the chances are you're not going to be spending the day or, in fact, the lead up to it stacking up as many beers as possible with the intention of getting absolutely wasted. Instead, you'll aim to keep it wholesome and child-friendly. It's a sort of trade-off you have to when you have kids. One the one hand, you have these cute, little beings who you can love and nurture and on the other, practically all your freedom is taken away from you.

But I really wouldn't worry about all the fun you're "missing out" on because the Super Bowl is an excellent time for you to bond with your kids and arrange fun, little appropriately-themed activities. Such as making Super Bowl crafts for the big day. Use the following easy-to-make crafts as inspiration:

1. Mini-football goal post

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To get this relatively simple craft off the ground, you will have to keep eight empty soda cans and one full soda can, give the cans the appropriate colors using black and yellow spray paint and stick the cans together using a hot glue gun.

Click here for more in-depth instructions on how to make this craft.

2. Football paper chain

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Make a countdown chain using little more than paper so that you can, well, count down the days until the Super Bowl. On the actual day of the Super Bowl, you can hang it up as decoration.

Click here for more in-depth instructions on how to make this craft.

3. Football Rice Krispies

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Rice Krispies are many people's go-to ingredient when making special treats for kids so why not make a "football" out of it.

Click here for more in-depth instructions on how to make this craft.

4. Super Bowl math game

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As a parent of young kids, you should always be encouraging their learning and cognitive abilities. And that's where this nifty, little Super Bowl craft comes in handy - it will help further their mathematical abilities while giving them a fun game to enjoy.

Click here for more in-depth instructions on how to make this craft.

5. Handprint football

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If there's anything that kids really adore it's getting their hands messy and they can do just that by designing their own football using their handprint and a bit of brown and white paint.

6. Makeshift referee 

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You can design everyday items such as water bottles to resemble a referee! And it really is as simple as it looks.

7. Burlap football coasters

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Using burlap and fabric paint, make yourself a coaster resembling a football!

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8. Football mason jars

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Mason jars are incredibly versatile and perfect for storing things so why not decorate and design them with a Super Bowl theme in mind?

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9. Mini football goal

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Using popsicle sticks and yellow markers, make a little football goal with your kids!

Click here for more in-depth instructions on how to make this craft.

10. Foam finger and megaphone

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Instead of buying a foam finger and/or megaphone for your little one, why not make them?

Click here for more in-depth instructions on how to make this craft.

11. Commercial Bingo Cards

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Take a break from the hard-hitting action of the game with these fun bingo cards for the commercials. Who'll be the first to complete a line?

Sure, a lot of the items on this list are ones you could simply just go and buy without any of the extra work. But where's the fun in that? Getting to do these sorts of activities is part of the fun of being a parent.