How to Make a Football Field Out of Paper

Football is a popular sport in the United States and around the world. It is played by children, teens, adults, and seniors alike. Some people who play football for fun may not understand how to make a football field out of paper or what it would look like if they did make one. 

The paper football field is a great project for kids and adults alike. It’s simple to make and doesn’t require too many materials so that it can be completed in minutes. We’ll walk you through the steps of making a football field out of paper.

How to Make a Football Field Out of Paper

Why Should You Make a Football Field Out of Paper?

Football season is around the corner, and you don’t want to be caught sitting on your couch watching everyone else have fun. Instead, why not make a football field out of paper and watch the game from the comfort of your own yard?

All it takes is some scissors, a ruler, a little cutting, and some marking with a pencil. This is a great way to get kids involved in football and get them excited for the games.

What Do You Need to Make a Football Field Out of Paper?

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • A Pencil or Marker
  • Ruler
  • White Paper

Directions: How to Make a Football Field Out of Paper?

Step 1: Draw the Goal Posts

Use your ruler to draw two sets of goalposts on a white sheet of paper. For illustration purposes, we have used an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper for easy reading. Draw four lines that are eight inches apart horizontally by seven inches high vertically to create an eight-inch square section that is one inch deep.

Step 2: Draw the End Zone Lines

Draw two lines, one on either side of the goalposts. Extend these out to connect them with each other at the bottom so that they become the end zone lines for your football field. These are fifteen inches apart horizontally and four inches high vertically.

Draw Two Lines

Step 3: Cut Out Your Pieces

Take your scissors and cut out the pieces you have just created. You should end up with three sections for your football field. The first is the goalposts, then the end zone lines, and finally the long side that runs between them.

Step 4: Fold Your Football Field

Fold your three sections along the lines you have drawn. Fold the square section created by the goalposts between them, then fold them around it so you can make a pocket. Do this for both sets of goalposts.

Step 5: Connect Your Sections Together

Take your ruler and line it up with one corner that goes into the pocket. Extend this out and across the end zone lines to the opposite corner that does not go into a pocket like yours, and then draw along it. When you open your sections up again, you will see that you have an X connecting them at each corner.

Steps to Make a Football Field Out of Paper?

Step 6: Glue Your Football Field Together

Take your ruler and place it along the length of one side. Press it down firmly so that you can draw along this length with your pencil or marker to create a straight edge. You can now ensure they are all folded up correctly by lining them up against the straight edges.

When they are matching, take your glue stick and apply glue to one entire side of the paper. Fold this around the other side, and then repeat on the other. You have just created a football field out of paper!

If you wish to fold this in another direction, simply apply glue to one entire side of the paper and fold it up around it so that they are facing inwards. Press down firmly along the edges until the glue has dried to form a cube.

Tips and Suggestions:

1. Only print out one building for each side at a time when you print.

2. Make sure not to overlap the pieces if you want to cut them yourself instead of using scissors because this can cause some pieces to be unreadable and/or unusable.

Using Scissors

3. If you want to draw lines, instead of using the lines that exist on the printable, put a piece of tape sticky side up and place it on the table. Then place your paper football field over the top and use something like a credit card to rub with some force all over. This will transfer the markings onto your paper for future reference.

4. Do not make pencil/pen marks directly on the printed-out pieces. I did this, and it messed up my paper football field.

5. If you don’t want to cut these out, leave enough space for a regular printer and print them off at home/work/wherever you might be able to get a printout. After you have all the pieces, just come back, and tape/glue them all together.

How Do You Make a Paper Football Field Goal?

You can make a paper football field goal with an A4 or letter-sized sheet of paper. You must cut out the pieces, crease them properly for folding, and assemble the goal.

1. Fold down one corner diagonally to meet the opposite edge of the piece. This will give you a triangle shape. Make sure both sides are even.

2. Fold the triangles to look like an “L” shape, but make sure you leave a small piece of paper on top.

3. Fold the long edge toward the center and crease firmly. Repeat with the other side, folding it towards the center as well. Leave a small area in the center, don’t crease it shut.

4. Fold the bottom of your goal shape up slightly to form a rim. Crease well.

Tips o make Paper Football Field

5. Insert one folded triangle into the other until they connect firmly at the top point to complete your goal shape.

When Should You Make a Football Field Out of Paper?

The best time to make a football field out of paper is the week before your child’s first game. This way, you can take it down after the game and put together another one for the next weekend’s games.

Parents, this is also a great opportunity to get your kids involved in tailgating parties or even watch parties for their team. This is a great way to get them excited about celebrating their team’s victories.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Football Field Dimensions?

A football field is a rectangular area used to play American football. The field has a length of 100 yards, a width of 53.3 yards, and a height of 65.6 yards.

Are a Football Field 50 Yards Wide?

A football field is actually much wider than 50 yards. A football field is about 110 yards wide, meaning the end zones are only about 40 yards from each other.

Is a Football Yard Actually 3 Feet?

A football yard is 3 feet long, unlike the traditional 100 yards. The reason for this discrepancy is that in 1884, the NFL decided to make the field longer by 1 foot to make it easier for teams to run the ball.

Football Yard Is Actually 3 Feet Long


The football field should be completed using 10 yards per side measurements. The line markings are done with a ruler before cutting out the shape. The paper football field can be used to teach students about the size and shape of a football field.

Understanding what it looks like on paper will help later when they are playing in real life. If you would like more information or have any questions on how to make a football field out of paper, feel free to contact us! We’ll gladly provide answers for your classroom needs!

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Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth is a creative writer and digital editor based in the United States. She has a passion for the arts and crafts, which she developed from a young age. Elizabeth has always loved experimenting with new mediums and sharing her work with others. When she started blogging, she knew that DIYquickly would be the perfect platform to share her tutorials and tips. She's been writing for the blog from the beginning, and her readers love her helpful advice and easy-to-follow instructions. When she's not writing or editing, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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