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Stuffed Sports Ball

Stuffed Sports Ball
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Create a three-dimensional sports ball.

30 minutes
36 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots


  • Thick paper (2 pieces per child)
  • Scissors (Adult Use Only)
  • Markers (Assorted colors)
  • Stapler and staples (Adult Use Only)
  • Cotton batting (or other filler)


  1. Begin by drawing a simple sports ball shape on paper. Cut out two for each child.
  2. Have kids color both ball shapes.
  3. Staple ball shapes together, leaving a small opening to insert the filling. Make sure the colored sides face out before stapling. Stapling should be down by an adult.
  4. Have child stuff ball to desired level of fullness.
  5. After ball is stuffed, an adult should staple the remaining space closed.
Safety Tip
You could use glue to secure the two balls together instead of staples. However, you would still need to leave a small opening for stuffing. Also, you would need to allow plenty of time for drying before stuffing.

Developmental skills