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Volleyball Crafts. Cute Crafts for Coaches, Parents, and Players

Updated on April 22, 2012

Are you a coach looking for craft ideas to do at your next volleyball team meeting or party? Maybe you are a volleyball parent looking for things to do at your child's birthday party. Perhaps you're a player who is looking for activities to do at a sleepover or fundraising event. If I've described you then you're reading the right hub. This hub contains an assortment of crafts ideas that are inexpensive, easy and guaranteed to build community among your volleyball players.

Volleyball Player

A volleyball player made from pony beads is a fun and easy craft that can be given as a gift or made to sell at fundraising events. They look great on key chains or as a decoration on backpacks. You need a few simple items to create each player: beading wire, pony beads, a lanyard hook and scissors. You can purchase the pony beads and wire online or at your local craft store. Each piece takes approximately 60 pony beads and 1 volleyball bead.

Begin by choosing beads to match your team's colors. Cut a length of wire, fold it in half to find the center, and attach a lanyard hook to the middle. Layout your beads then string them on the cord in the pattern at the right.

Volleyball Autograph Pillow

You can make a cute volleyball pillow to use for your team's autographs from two pieces of muslin fabric, thread, a sewing needle, fiberfill stuffing and a gray sharpie marker.

Cut two round circles from the muslin fabric. Use the gray marker to make a volleyball pattern on each of the circles. Turn the fabric wrong side out and stitch the perimeter of the pieces together leaving a small opening. Turn the fabric right side out, fill with fiberfill then stitch the pillow closed. You can use this same idea to make baseball, basketball, golf, softball or even tennis pillows.

Volleyball Cupcakes

What is a good snack for your next volleyball party? Cupcakes of course. These cupcakes are super easy to make and can be customized with your choice of colors. To make them you need a cake mix, frosting, fondant and gel frosting pens. If you can't find fondant at your local store here is a link to some recipes. Be sure to whip up the fondant ahead of time, you can store it in the refrigerator.

Prepare your cupcakes according to the package directions. Allow the cakes to cool then frost them. Roll out the fondant into a 1/4 inch thick sheet and using a cookie cutter or a glass cut out circles. Place the circles on top of the frosted cupcakes, press down slightly to adhere the fondant to the frosting and use the gel pen to draw volleyball lines on top.

Instead of painting on the lines you can use black electrical tape.
Instead of painting on the lines you can use black electrical tape.

Volleyball Pinata

Pinatas are fun to make AND fun to break! Making a pinata shaped like a volleyball is as easy as pie. You need a 14 inch balloon, papier-mache paste, newspaper, yarn, and white and black paint.

Begin by blowing up your balloon, tieing it off and securing the yarn around the balloon's knot. Make your papier-mache by combining 1 part flour with 1 part water. Tear your newspaper into strips, dip it in the paste and apply it to the balloon. Continue applying paste soaked newspaper strips to balloon until it is completely covered. Allow the pinata to dry completely.

Paint the pinata with the white paint and draw the volleyball's lines with black paint. Hang the pinata by the yarn.

Personalize the bracelets with the player's name or number.
Personalize the bracelets with the player's name or number.

Personalized Bracelets

You can make stretchy volleyball bracelets and adorn them with each player's name or number by using team colored beads, alphabet or number beads, elastic beading wire and clear fingernail polish.

Before you string the beads lay out the pattern on a bead board. When you have your desired design string the beads onto the elastic wire until you have your desired bracelet length. Tie off the ends of the beading wire firmly. Tie a second knot then apply a dab of fingernail polish to hold it secure.


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      Liam Hallam 6 years ago from Nottingham UK

      Loving the fairy cakes! Great hub

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      mikicagle 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thanks! I am teaching fifth grade this year and am going to use the pony bead activities as an incentive for the students to get their work finished and finished correctly. I know they will LOVE it.

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      lcbenefield 6 years ago from Georgia

      Great ideas. They could be translated to other sports as well. Especially liked the pony beads.