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Gear Up for the Game

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Attention football fans: Reserve the best seat in the house with this homemade pad, or bring it to the stadium for a more comfy spot in the bleachers.


  • Scissors
  • 1/2 yard of brown vinyl
  • 12- by 20-inch piece of 1-inch-thick high-density foam (available at fabric stores)
  • Hot glue
  • Clothespins
  • 2 yards of 1/2-inch-thick white twill tape


Gear Up for the Game - Step 1

1. Cut two 22- by 14-inch football shapes from the vinyl. Then cut out a foam football that's an inch smaller all around and sandwich it between the vinyl pieces.

Gear Up for the Game - Step 2

2. Hot-glue the vinyl edges together, using clothespins to hold them in place while the glue dries.

3. Glue on pieces of twill tape for laces, as shown.