Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely played and view sports in the world. Basketball themed crafts are popular among children, especially during NBA and WNBA playoffs. There are quite a few crafts you can make using recycled materials and other inexpensive materials.
You can make a simple home-made salt dough basketball magnet from salt dough which is very easy to make using 1 part salt, 2 parts flour and 1 part water. Then preheat your oven to 250F and roll the dough into small balls and flatten the balls on cookie sheet and place in the oven and bake for about 2 and 1/2 hours. Remove and allow it to cool then paint with acrylic orange paint. When completely dry use a sharpie marker to draw the lines and finally glue on a magnet on the back. You can use these magnets to decorate your school locker or refrigerator.
Another cool idea is to make a basketball collage from back and orange tissue paper or streamer. Just glue the tissue paper on to a white piece of paper creating a basketball design. Take your time so you can cover all the black lines on the ball.
This miniature basketball game is a lot of fun to play with a good friend. Tape a paper cup to the wall, just a little bit out of the player's reach. Cut off about one inch of the bottom of the cup. An ideal ball can be made by crumpling a piece of aluminum foil until it is the size of a large marble—round, but not too firmly packed. "Shoot" for the "basket" from a few feet away.
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Basketball T-shirt - Learn how to make this easy basketball t-shirt by following this video.
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Sports Magnets - Follow these instructions and make the perfect basketball magnet.
Super Hoops - Create your very own basketball team using crayola products.
Tissue Basketball - Make this 3-d picture of a tissue basketball using tissue paper, pencil, scissors and glue. Your child will love displaying this craft for everyone to see.
Tissue Paper Basketball - Learn how to make this tissue paper basketball by following these instructions.
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