Kelley Family Fun Fact #97: We are big baseball fans.
I grew up watching my brother Chris play and Josh played all his life. I remember watching Josh Kelley play all the way back when we were 12-years-old…we have a really great history. I loved watching him play.
Josh recently joined a really awesome group called Full Count Ministries. The group of guys play baseball games state side and in Nicaragua…all the while sharing the love of Christ. It’s a really cool thing. Josh is getting to play again with guys he played with way back when he was in elementary school and with new guys he’s just now met. Tonight is their first game and to say that I am excited is an understatement. The game of baseball is good…like real good…and I am thrilled to watch Josh play again…so many good memories. The wee Kelleys are pretty pumped as well.
For our weekly planned craft we decided to go with something baseball themed. I thought and thought all week about what exactly to make and then it struck me just this morning. Here are the supplies you will need…you know I like easy crafts 🙂
3 traced baseballs per child, scissors, glue, red ink pad, string/twine/ribbon and a hole punch.
First the wee Kelleys got to cutting. They cut out each of their 3 baseballs. I made sure to make it very clear they were only cutting on the BLACK line…not the red. They got the picture 🙂
Each kid should have 3 cut out baseballs.
Next, they used their fingerprints to add the stitches to each ball. I explained that their fingerprints to should try and line up on each side and I helped the boy’s more with this part. Harper got the picture right away, but I showed the boys with an example and then let them try on their own.
Then we folded each baseball in half.
We then glued the 3 baseball pieces together like this…
And I had to lend the boys a hand with this part as well…but they love to use a glue stick, so I just helped them know which sides to glue together. What is it with kids and glue sticks anyways?
And when they had all glued together their 3 pieces, I hole punched and strung each 3D baseball with twine.
They all loved this…especially the boys. Now if I could just get them to stop hitting them like pinatas with their swords 🙂
Bring on baseball season and the weekend. Hope you’re weekend starts off awesome too.