Basketball Crafts for Kids

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Fun Basketball Crafts for March Madness or for anyone planning a Basketball Party! If you want to involve your kids or students in March Madness activities, take a look at some of these DIY Basketball ideas.

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Easy Basketball Crafts for Kids

Basketball Wreath or Sports Ball Wreath

Check out the Mix and Match Sports Ball Wreath – grab the basketball printables, a pair of scissors and your glue stick and turn them into a Paper Plate Basketball Wreath for March Madness. The full set available on Teacher’s Pay Teachers.

Note: this printable includes other sports balls too – including football, soccer, baseball and tennis!

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Origami Basketball Paper Toy (can be made with pom poms too!)

Easy Origami Cup and Basketball

This is such a fun origami basketball craft that the kids will LOVE to make and adore to play with. The paper cup, becomes your simple origami hoop and some orange paper your basket ball. It is the perfect March Madness activity or could be used as a Basketball Party Craft! Origami is often considered as a simple STEAM project (maths aspect of symmetry, folding shapes etc), so it also ticks the STEAM Basketball Project box!

Recycled Basketball Hoop

Tippy Toe Crafts has a super fun recycled baketball hoop craft on their site. Love the you only need some egg cartons, small yoghurt pots and a little construction paper for this DIY. You can use either a paper straw or wooden chopstick for the hoop pole. Make your own mini basketball pom poms with our Fork Pom Pom method.

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Another Origami Basketball Toy

Here is a super fun and cute mini basketball hoop. Time for some easy kids origami. You will need to go to YouTube for this one or check out the embedded video. Another fab little Origami Basketball Toy to make:

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Cardboard Box Mini Basketball Game

Or if kids origami isn’t your thing.. and you want something a little more sturdy, try this cardboard box mini basketball game – a super hoops craft the kids will love. If you don’t have ping pong balls, you could try making mini pom pom basketballs for it? Check out the video on YouTube for the rest of the make:

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Basketball Hoops Game

DLTK Kids makes this fun paper cup basketball wall. This could be a great basketball party activity!

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Simple Basketball Themed Party Treats

Similarly, if you are hosting a basketball party, these simple basketball treats from Room Mom 27 are great. You could also use the same idea to decorate drinking straws for your party too!

Basket Ball Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

The great thing about tehse basketball crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, is that they are quick and easy and often “big”. Which means, instead of making these with JUST preschoolers, you could in fact make these and use them as Basketball Party Decorating ideas – e.g. stick your homemade basketball art on the walls or turn it into a garland or similar…

Simple Basketball Hats or Headband Craft

Make some super cute Basketball Headbands, with this simple printable over in my Teacher’s Pay Teachers store (low prices!). Though you can get a part of this printable basketball pdf as a freebie too.

Coffee Filter Basketball Craft – Great as Wall Decor

Here is a cute Coffee Filter Craft from Look We’re Learning. This would be great March Madness activity for preschoolers, or you can make a whole set to decorate for a basketball party quickly and easily. How fun and simple! A great classroom activity for March!

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Torn Tissue Paper Basketball Craft – Fine motor skills

Is it Pig Day makes a wonderful torn tissue paper basketball. Torn paper crafts are great for finger strengthing and fine motor skills. Combine paper plates with this great tissue paper craft for preschoolers and young children.

Handprint Basketball Craft

The Fun Handprint Art Blog has a great march madness activity for preschoolers with this, once again simple handprint basketball craft. You could adapt the colour of the handprins to match the colours of the basketball team you are supporting! This would also make an adorable keepsake! These would look great on your bulletin boards!

Dot Basketball Art Project – Easy Decorations

Another fun littkle craft from Fireflies and Mudpies complete with basketnall template! You can use dot markers for this basketball art project or finger prints!

DIY Memory Game exploring Colors

Little Family Fun shows us how to make our own DIY Basketball Memory Game. This is a great way to explore colors with toddlers and preschoolers too!

Other DIY Basketball Ideas

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Recycled Basketball Bag

Project RE has something for teens – why not turn an old basketball that is beyond “use” into a quirky basketball bag accessory? So cool!

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Washer Basketball Necklace DIY

Mommy with Money makes some great washer basketball necklaces. These could be cool for a basketball team!

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Basketball Ornaments

These fab basketball ornaments, could probably be made from paper mache balls.. or old Christmas baubles, recycled, by paper maching paper over them (do check out our fantastic DIY Paper Mache Recipe here if you feel inspired). However, Crafts by Amanda has another technique!

And that brings me to an end of the this collection of DIY Basketball Ideas!! I hope you enjoy the March Madness and that you have a go at some of these basketball crafts for your March Madness Parties or Basketball viewing gettogethers!

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