This Sunday, like millions of Americans throughout the nation, you'll find yourself planting your booty on a comfortable couch, a manly-sized plate of cheesy chili-buffalo wing nachos strategically balanced on your knees, one hand cradling a soft drink cozy containing a freezing cold beverage, the other free to dip into Mount Nacho, happily watching your favorite team kicking the snot out of your least favorite at the Superbowl in Tampa.

But what do you do when you've stuffed your gullet so full of nasty and naughty yet tasty treats to the point that it's now hard to impossible for you to jump up and cheer your team on as they make their way towards a crucial touchdown? Trapped in your overstuffed seating, your overstuffed self is feeling pretty embarrassed that you can't represent. Thus, letting the team down and leaving other party-goers questioning your true loyalty.

We can't have that.

Simple solution. Set a few minutes aside the night before the big game to craft yourself a few team colored pom-poms.

These easy pom-poms seriously take 5 minutes or less to make and are made from materials you probably already have at home, some of which are recycled items. Show up with a few of these babies in your hand fashioned with your team's colors and not only will other party-goers be thoroughly impressed by your ginormous team spirit but they will also see how "green" you are. After all, if we don't take care of our planet what will become of all that turf? And no one will catch-on to your game day binging as you yell "Go, go, go," shaking your homemade pom-poms from the couch.

Step 1: Gather necessary materials

To create your very own semi-eco-friendly pom-poms you'll need to gather the following materials:

an empty toilet paper roll

2 large sheets of tissue paper in your team's colors
(black and yellow for Steelers, red and white for Cardinals)--these should be recycled pieces from a gift you received--if you're a Cardinal's fan you're in luck because you probably have a few pieces of red and white leftover from the Christmas gifts you still haven't put away.

a 6x4" rectangle piece of colored construction paper (either Black or Red depending on your team)

a 6x2" rectangle piece of colored construction paper (either Yellow or White again depending on your team)

The two different sized construction paper are interchangeable so if you only have a piece of yellow and a piece of black that's ok--go with it.

glue stick


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Awesome as usual! Great project for the kids to do DURING the game, too. Especially if they're bored after the first 5 minutes of the game :)
I'll be on thw Wii, so I'll never be bored! lol. I could make these for my family's party of 3 downstairs.....*thinks out into space*

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