DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Sports Buddies: Billy Basketball Paper Craft

basketball craftWith the Olympics coming up and my 6 year old's new favorite sport being basketball, I thought I'd start some Sports Buddies crafts for the kids to enjoy.  The Basketball Buddy is the first I've done.  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.  Billy Basketball's color scheme would work for the USA, Great Britain, France, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, the Cook Islands or Cambodia (I'm sure there are some others that I've missed -- there are a lot of red, white and blue flags out there).  I'll try to make each Sports Buddies 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!


Craft Instructions:


Template 1     color  or   B&W

Template 2     color  or   B&W

Template 3     color  or   B&W


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