How to Design Your Own Soccer Ball

by Natalie Chardonnet
Use your creativity to design an atypical soccer ball.

Use your creativity to design an atypical soccer ball.

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Designing a soccer ball is an activity that requires adults and children alike to get creative and come up with an unusual design. Think about your favorite colors, places and hobbies when designing your ball, and feel free to incorporate anything into the overall design of the soccer ball. While designing a soccer ball does require creativity, previous artistic and design skills aren't necessary. So collect your materials and start working on your design.

Items you will need

  • Soccer ball or soccer photo
  • Drawing paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
Step 1

Use a soccer ball or photo of a soccer ball as a reference when creating your design. Note the size and shapes of the different patches on the ball.

Step 2

Sketch out a circle on the paper. This will be the outline of the soccer ball shape. Don't worry if the circle is not perfect.

Step 3

Lightly sketch in the hexagon shapes that appear on the surface of the soccer ball. Use your soccer ball or the photo as a reference to help you draw the shapes correctly.

Step 4

Draw your design on the surface of the soccer ball. Try using abstract shapes, letters, images or anything else that will make the design your own. Opt for a design that is distinctive and unusual.

Step 5

Add color to the soccer ball with colored pencils and markers. Feel free to go as extreme as you want, by using bright colors or many colors, or just stick with neutral or subdued colors. Use colors that make you happy and that express your personality; this is your project and your design, so it should reflect you.

Tips & Warnings

  • Come up with several different designs and compare them all upon completion.

About the Author

Natalie Chardonnet began writing in 2006, specializing in art, history, museums and travel. In 2010, she presented a paper on those subjects at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Chardonnet has a Bachelor of Arts in art history and a minor in Italian studies from Truman State University, in addition to a certificate in French from Ifalpes University in Chambery, France.

Photo Credits

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