With the Olympics coming up, I thought I'd start some Sports Buddies crafts for the kids to enjoy. Benny Baseball is my second addition to the Sports Buddies. I'll be adding others to the Sports Crafts index as I make them.
I wince a little bit doing these buddies because I can imagine all the requests for buddies with specific country or team colors. Benny Baseball is sort of made with the Australian team colors. I'll try to make each Sports Buddy a unique color scheme so that hopefully you can find at least one of them that represents your preferences. And keep in mind -- you can always print templates 2 and 3 in B&W and then color them in whatever way you like!
- something to color with (B&W version),
- Print out the template of choice (you can mix and match the B&W and color versions if you want less coloring).
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version) -- feel free to use different materials for coloring to add creativity/personality to the project (paint, markers, pencils and crayons are all fun choices).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Glue the baseball buddy together:
- Glue the face on the baseball head
- Glue the hat onto the head
- Glue the head onto the neck (shirt)
- Glue the pants under the shirt
- Glue the arms under the shirt sleeves
- Glue the bat into one of the hands
- Glue the legs under the pants
- If you want the craft to be a smaller project, you can just print the first template and make a baseball face
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).