After our salt dough baseballs, we wanted to have a little bit more fun with baseball.
In baseball, you can’t have a ball without a bat. Am I right?
So, to go along with out baseballs we grabbed some recycled materials to make this cardboard baseball bat craft.
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I found the book Players In Pigtails by Shana Corey at the library and knew the girls would love it.
Players In Pigtails tells the story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. We learned that “Take Me Out To the Ball Game” was originally written about a baseball-crazy girl named Katie Casey. This book was the story of the fictional Katie Casey.
The girls were thrilled to read about girls playing baseball and loved the story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
After reading the story and singing a few rounds of “Take Me Out To the Ball Game,” we designed our own baseball bats.
How to make your cardboard baseball bat
Before we started, I cut a few simple baseball bat shapes out of the cardboard and then set out a fun selection of supplies for decorating our bats, such as glitter, paint, and stickers.
After we read the book, I asked the girls to design a bat that they would like to use while playing for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
They thought for awhile about their design, and then off they went!
My girls got creative and started painting, gluing, and glittering.
And glittered… a lot!
Have you ever seen such a glittery baseball bat?
After the glitter dried, we decorate more. My girls grabbed the stickers and went to town. We had some leftover 4th of July stickers that worked well for the project.
After a lot of decorating, my girls declared their bats finished. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such flashy bats! They look fantastic!
Ask your kids to design their own baseball bats. It would be fun to see what they come up with.
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