Introduction: Homemade Soccer Ball Football

Hey ever wanted to make your own soccer ball? Or parents don't give you money for new ball? Problem solved, I'm going to show you how to make a soccer ball yourself.

For this you'll need:

  1. Balloon
  2. cello tape
  3. old jeans
  4. hot glue and scissors

Step 1: WATCH VIDEO!!!

In order to better understand process and save you some time on going through all steps, I've made a video tutorial, that I highly suggest to watch.
Also see how durable this ball is.

[PLAY VIDEO]

Step 2:

First you need to inflate a balloon and tie well it well down so air stays inside. Next grab a cello tape and wrap your balloon tightly, but don't push on it hard or it may blow up. :p While wrapping it try to get rid off the egg shape and turn bit into a ball shape. Just wrap it tight in places that need to be pushed in.

Step 3:

Out of cardboard, make two templates. One Pentagon shape, and one hexagon. slightly bigger. Take a piece of fabric, Old jeans work really well, and draw around them with marker pen. You'll need a few of Pentagon shapes, and up to three times as many hexagon. Cut them out.

Step 4:

Glue them on like shown in pictures, I do suggest you to watch video at the beginning. Hot glue works well, but you may want to Use something stronger. work your way around the ball and when it gets to the point where you have spaces left to fill in just cut a piece of fabric of the shape and glue it there.

If you like this instructaball :P make sure to check out my YouTube channel. Got dozens of cool DIY project like this.

Comments

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amyschlosser made it! (author)2016-06-28

Maybe you could have a removable patch where you could replace the balloon when it becomes deflated? It wouldn't have the tape covering, but you could at least use the ball a little longer!

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jʎɐɹ-ɾ made it! (author)2016-06-25

Very creative! For how long will it stay inflated?

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DIY ZE made it! (author)DIY ZE2016-06-25

for about two days. then it slowly let's air out.

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Regis35 made it! (author)2016-06-22

Cool i was also working on a project like this i am making a metal football mailbox

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Jennjohnson made it! (author)2016-06-13

Cool I will try it

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