Do you know a kid or two that are more interested in home runs than homemade crafts? If the dugout is rained out, or if they’re just excited about the season, this craft might hold their interest! Make your name plate for your favorite team or for your bedroom door with your name on it.
However you choose to use your baseball name plate, we hope it excites and delights the baseball fans at home and in the classroom. Now, pass me the crackerjacks and… PLAY BALL!
Things you’ll need
- Construction paper (brown, white, color of your choice)
- Small bowl to trace baseball shape
- Glue stick
Fold and cut two vertical strips of brown construction paper that are 3.5” wide. You should have a small strip left over.
These two long strips will make your bat!
Glue the two strips together with your glue stick.
Use your scissors to trim the end of the bat and round off the corners.
To make the handle section, fold a straight line from the underside of the knob to the center of the bat where both pieces of paper connect.
Cut along the folded edge.
You can decorate the barrel section with a piece of paper. Draw and cut out a curve on both ends of the colorful paper. This will give dimension to the bat.
Glue the paper onto the bat and trim away the excess paper.
Now comes the fun part! Decorate the bat with markers. You can write your name to make a sign for your bedroom door, or you can write the name of your favorite team!
Next, you can make a baseball! Use a pencil to trace a small bowl onto a sheet of white or cream construction paper. Use the edge of the same bowl to create two curved lines where the stitching would be.
Use a red marker to draw small arrows along the curved pencil lines. The stitches will look real!
Cut out your baseball and glue it to the bat to complete the plate! Wow! Home run!
🎶 SONG LYRICS:
Take me out to the ball game.
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack.
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team.
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out.
At the old ball game!