Fan Favorite Baseball Crafts

With baseball season in full swing, we know many of us don’t have time for anything else. Between getting kids to practice, games, and washing all those uniforms crafting may not be on top of our to-do lists. But, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite baseball crafts that make great gifts for holidays or for the team. There are ideas for even the littlest baseball fan!

Fan Favorite Baseball Crafts

DIY Baseball Wreath | Sweet Lil You Your mail carrier, delivery people, door to door sales folks, or anyone else who comes to your door will have no question about your favorite summer pastime!

Baseball Glove Photo Pop-Up Father’s Day Card | The Soccer Mom This adorable Baseball Glove Father’s Day Card is perfect kid-made keepsake for the sports-loving dad!

Handprint Baseball Craft for Kids | The Simple Parent Handprint crafts are some of my favorites because of the memory factor.

DIY Baseball Pencil Holder | Drugstore Divas  If you’re ready for baseball’s spring training, you’ll love this DIY Baseball Pencil Holder.

DIY Baseball Washer Necklaces | The Exhausted Mom These DIY Baseball Washer Necklaces make great fundraisers!

Baseball Wreath | Sippy Cup Mom Who is ready for baseball season?! Be Home Opener ready with this baseball wreath for your front door!

Handprint Baseball Gift | Sunday Family How adorable is this handprint baseball gift? Definitely one that will be cherished.

DIY Home Plate Wall Hanging | Premediated Leftovers Whether you are a big fan of pro baseball teams, or you have your own minor league cutie in t-ball, baseball, or softball and you want to show your support and welcome home this cute “Home” plate sign is a great addition to your home decor.

Easy Paper Plate Sports Craft | That Bald Chick This paper plate sports craft is perfect for the rainy days that keep them indoors.

Baseball Rice Krispie Treats | Sandy Toes and Popsicles The kids would love these chocolate dipped Rice Krispies Treats® baseballs!

Why Volunteering at the Concession Stand is Important

It’s baseball season, and this is your friendly reminder, baseball (and softball) parents, to do your concession stand duty without putting up a fight! I know everyone cringes when they hear concession stand duty, but it’s a key piece of most baseball leagues.

If you dread the thought of concession stand duty, take a minute to really think about what the league is asking. In most cases it’s only an hour or two of your time.

Now think about how much time your child’s coaches are giving. Every week, they are giving at least 3 hours for practice and games alone. Even more if they are coaching multiple teams. Outside of practice and games, coaches are working on plans for practice drills and games, they may be buying team equipment, and checking in on their players. Coaches and their families give countless hours for the better of the team and the league.

You can find an hour or two to give back as well.

When your team mom, coach, or league president asks for help in the concession stands, hold back your urge to cringe, Instead, please just say “Sure! Whenever you need me!”.

Do you know what happens if no one volunteers? Since the concession stands are staffed entirely by volunteers, either someone else has to step up (and maybe miss their own child’s game) or they have to close the concessions stands. 

If you sign up for a shift, show up! Don’t make  your coach or concession stand manager stress because there’s no one there to run the stand or that they can’t open the stand at all. 

It’s really not that hard. It’s rolling hot dogs on the grill, selling $1 slushies, and dropping baggies of fries in the fryer, with a bunch of other baseball moms and dads — none of which requires any real skill, or hard work, or perfection.

And it’s what keeps the league going. The concession stand income helps keep registration fees lower,  helps purchase equipment needed for the players or umpires ,  provides funds to upkeep the fields &  any necessary safety items , etc.