Recycled Football

15 Minutes | All | Outdoors

Build your own DIY football and step into the shoes of young people from around the world.



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Recycled Football

15 Minutes | All | Outdoors

  • 6 plastic shopping bags
  • String, yarn or twine

  1. For many young people across the globe, entertainment is not found in the latest Xbox game
  2. It is found in using their creativity to create games—like making a football by using only twine and shopping bags!
  3. Wad five bags into a ball, and place the wad into another bag
  4. Close the bag
  5. Wrap the handles of the bag around the wad and tie the ends
  6. Wrap the yarn or twine around the ball and tie the ends
  7. You are now ready for a game of football!

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