Firstly, choose some sturdy paper to print out your games on. Canon Matte Photo Paper
is perfect for crafting, as its matte texture makes it ideal for vivid images and graphics.
"The thickness of the paper is really important, to make sure that the cutouts are sturdy and stay together," says Fariba, whose daughters are aged six, eight and ten. The Canon PIXMA TS8340
is ideal for this sort of printing, but any PIXMA
printer is suitable.
Fariba says that choosing your football game templates can also be an engaging family activity, with each one displaying how long they take to assemble and their difficulty level, so you can decide if they're suitable for your children.
"The girls were really excited about looking through the website at all the things they could make," she adds. "If parents are browsing with their kids, they just need to note how long each will take and the level of difficulty.
"We settled on the basketball and football games, partly because they looked really fun and also because I thought the level of difficulty was good for a first attempt – to get our heads around how you put them together."