The Super Bowl is this weekend! If you’re a person who just watches for half time, here are two activities you can do with your kid’s before the game or during.
I incorporated two things Mila loves: art and music. For both of these activities, you probably have everything you need in your home.
When doing these, I would highly recommend a parent to help on a few steps.
Noise Makers Supplies:
- Toilet paper rolls
- Glue – Elmers and hot glue
The first step is to paint both rolls.
I tried to stick with both teams colors, so Mila can shake when either team scores. She was able to help me paint them, but it was messy!
After the paints dried, you can add glitter to them. I did stripes around each side and Mila rolled the glitter on. To get it to stick, I did another coat of Elmers paint on top of the glitter. Then she wanted to add a sticker to both.
When the glue is dried, fold one side of the roll down. Then, put hot glue over top to seal it.
Add rice when the hot glue cools down and the fold and glue the other side too. I didn’t measure out the rice to a science. The rice probably filled half of it!
Then, we added ribbons on the end for extra decorations and to cover up the dried glue. It also double seals the ends so no rice flies out.
These are fun to shake and Mila loves dancing with them!
The next activity is so simple and we turned it into a little gift!
All you need is three things:
- Brown paint
To get the football effect with the potato, just carve the laces into it. I used a knife. That was one step definitely not suitable for young kids.
Then, all you have to do is dip the potato in the paint and use it like a stamp. I would suggest to really press down on it. If not, it doesn’t transfer the paint well.
I let Mila do her own design, but it’d be really cute to tape down a rectangle to make a frame. Then put your child’s picture inside of it.
We ended up taking pictures and made our own little frame with a clip. It turned out SO cute.
Other ideas for the potato/football stamp would be table cloths, banners, or place settings. Another idea could be to use the potato stamp for a fun way to keep score. There are so many possibilities.
We had so much fun making these and I can’t wait to see her play with the noise makers. My dad, her papa, is going to love this little gift as well.
I hope this gives you something to do if you get bored during football or are just really excited for the game.
As always, if you decide to try these out, let me know in the comments.