Materials Needed

Types of Paper to Use

When it comes to folding a paper football, the type of paper you use is crucial. The best paper to use is a rectangular sheet of paper, preferably with a weight of around 20-24 lb. You can use regular printer paper, but if you want a sturdier football, consider using something a bit thicker like construction paper or cardstock.

Other Materials Needed

Aside from paper, there are no other materials required to fold a paper football. However, if you want to take it to the next level, you can add some decorations to your football. Use markers or stickers to add team colors or logos to make your football truly unique. But remember, the most important part of the game is how well the football is folded, not how it looks.

Now that you know what materials you need, let’s move on to the actual folding process.

Tips and Tricks

When it comes to playing paper football, the stability of the football is crucial. In this section, I’ll share tips and tricks to make your paper football more stable and adjust its size.

How to Make the Football More Stable

To make the football more stable, you can add weight to it. One way to do this is by using a penny. Place the penny in the center of the triangle before you fold it. The extra weight will help stabilize the football and make it easier to flick.

Another way to make the football more stable is by using thicker paper. Thicker paper will hold its shape better than thin paper and will be less likely to crumple when flicked.

How to Adjust the Size of the Football

The size of the paper used to make the football will determine its size. However, you can adjust the size of the football by trimming the edges of the paper. If you want a smaller football, trim the paper to a smaller size before beginning the folding process. If you want a larger football, start with a larger piece of paper and adjust the folding accordingly.

Remember, the size of the football can affect how it performs during gameplay. A larger football may be easier to flick, but a smaller football may be more accurate. Experiment with different sizes to see what works best for you and your opponents.