Sports Ball Memo Holders
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Sports Ball Memo Holders

Leave a reminder no sports fan could ignore! This soccer ball memo clip and baseball memo stand look great in a kid’s room or on Dad's desk.
Designed by Kathleen George
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Ball, 3-inch (1 per holder)
  • Acrylic Paint: White, Black (soccer ball only)
  • Small Ceramic Magnets (baseball only)
  • Wooden Spring Clothespin (soccer ball only)
  • Fine-tip Marker: Red (baseball only)
  • Cardboard, 4-inch square (1 per holder)
  • Plastic Carryout Knife
  • Candle Stub or Paraffin
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Medium Flat Paintbrush
  • Disposable Palette
  • Water Basin
  • Paper Towels
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Thick White Craft Glue

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Adult supervision is required at all times; only an adult should cut foam with serrated knife.

Step: 2

Soccer Ball
Wax plastic knife with candle stub or paraffin; cut foam ball in half. Reserve one half for second memo clip.

Step: 3

Refer to the photo to lightly draw a soccer ball pattern onto the curved side of the half-ball; each pentagon shape has 1¼-inch sides. Begin at the center top and work down, alternating pattern placement. Firmly retrace pencil lines with dull pencil.

Step: 4

Refer to the photo to paint alternating pentagons with black; let dry completely. Glue a clothespin to the center of a cardboard square and the soccer ball to the top of the clothespin.

Step: 5

Firmly press a foam ball against the work surface to slightly flatten the bottom to prevent it from rolling around.

Step: 6

Lightly draw a 3-inch circle in the center of opposite sides of the ball; retrace the lines with a dull pencil.

Step: 7

Wax the plastic knife with a candle stub or paraffin. Cut the ball in half across the center of the circles. Paint each half-ball with white; let dry completely. When dry, use a red pen to redraw the lines and to add stitching as shown.

Step: 8

Glue magnets to the inside center of each half-ball, being sure to test the direction of the attraction to ensure proper magnet placement.

Step: 9

Glue the bottom of one half-ball to the center of a cardboard square. Place message between the halves, secured by magnets.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.