Introduction: How to Customize Your Paper Footballs

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This instructable will let you know how to make a paper football into a any football teams logo, colors, or you can make up a team!

Step 1: Get the Grid Ready

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1. Open Word
2. Make a 2.09" x 2.09" square with a "White, Background 1, Darker 15%" border
3. Copy and Paste so you have 12
4. Put them all side by side into a 3x4 grid
Now you have a grid that when you cut out the squares you can fold each of them in half diagonally, and they will each fit over a paper football.

Step 2: Think of a Team

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Now is the time to think of what team you want to make. You can:
1. Use a NFL team
2. Use a college football team
3. Or make your own

Go online and search for graphic images of your team's logo, helmet, jersey, stadium, mascot, etc.... whatever you want to use.

I will be doing the Steelers logo

Step 3: Make Your Design

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Ok, after all the wait it finally time to design the footballs!  But it is the hard part, not! 

Imagine one of the squares is split diagonally into 2 triangles (one of the triangles will go on one side of the football, the other will go on the other side of the football). 

If you just want the logo on both sides, then put a logo on each of the triangles.  (You can find logo graphics by searching online)   

You can change the background too if you want. 

If you want a set of eleven footballs for my other instrucable "The Absolute Best Way to Play Paper Football", Copy and Paste your design to every square.

Step 4: Making What We've Done Work

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The moment we have all been waiting for!  The time too...  make the footballs look cool!
1. Print it out
2. Cut out the squares
3. Fold the squares in half diagnolly
4. Tape them on and...

THE KICK IS GOOD!  Go ahead and kick your way to the finalls with your new, stylish, football!


CaseBoy (author)2009-12-23

 my bad i read over the last step.......great instructables

CaseBoy (author)2009-12-23

this is great, but 1 problem that in not how yo make a paper foot ball.

Chromatica (author)2009-12-05

Good job!
So many paper footballs!!
I've done the same idea with paper boats. Sadly I lost the image when computer got a virus. >:-(
Favorited tho.

jonesfamily (author)Chromatica2009-12-05

Thank You

Chromatica (author)jonesfamily2009-12-05

Well you deserve it.

Chromatica (author)Chromatica2009-12-05

No need for the patch.
But thank-you.
I wish other newbies but this muh work in their first instuctable.
By the way I'm going to make a Bears one. :-)

Chromatica (author)Chromatica2009-12-05


Chromatica (author)Chromatica2009-12-15

I feel this is a stupid question but how do you rotate in Word 2003?

jonesfamily (author)Chromatica2009-12-05

That a cool idea, post a pic when it's done

Chromatica (author)jonesfamily2009-12-06

I sure will!

chopstx (author)2009-12-06

What is the button that you click on to make a box/grid?

jonesfamily (author)chopstx2009-12-06

1. View - Toolbars - Make sure "Drawing" is checked
2. Click on the square on the drawing toolbar and make a square.  HINT: Do NOT draw the square in the box that says "Make your drawing here".  Draw it outside of that box!
3. If it makes a second bigger weird looking box, click on the border of that extra box and hit delete so it goes away
4. Right click on your box and choose Format Autoshape
5. Click the Size tab.  Set the size to 2.09 X 2.09
6. Click the Colors and Line tab and set the LINE color to grey and the wieght to .75

chopstx (author)jonesfamily2009-12-06

Thanks alot!

chopstx (author)2009-12-06


This is very unique!

But I have word 03? Can I still use this?

Oh and finally a new member that uses proper grammar and takes good pics!

 Five, fave, and sub!

jonesfamily (author)chopstx2009-12-06

Can I see it when it's finished?  And heres a link to my other instructable the absotute best way to play paper football.

jonesfamily (author)chopstx2009-12-06

Yes, Word 2003 will still work.  Go for it! 

BTW: If you try to open a Word 2007 file in Word 2003 it will make you download and install a "compatability pack" from Microsoft... it is fast and painless.

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