Monthly Archives: September 2018

Team Mama Idea: DIY Big Head Cutouts!

Homecoming 2018 is in the books! I still can’t believe I’m the mama of a high schooler. Crazy! It was such a fun week. There were spirit days (i.e. Jet Lag Monday aka pajama day, Peace Out Wednesday aka tie-dye day), a pep rally, a parade, the game (we WON!), and the big dance, of course!

No. 1 and his Freshman football teammates marched in the parade alongside their class float and the cheerleaders. Us mamas wanted to do something special to catch their attention, so we made our own big heads!

They were quite simple to make and only a fraction of the cost of the ones they sell online. Want to make one to cheer on your favorite athlete? Just keep on reading!

All you need:

  • Cardboard (I found mine at my local craft store)
  • Scissors or box cutter
  • Glue
  • Large photo of your athlete (Most stores with photo departments can print them in under an hour. Don’t forget to check for a coupon! For reference, my photo is a 20X30.)
  • Optional: mounting stick

All you do:

  1. Glue your photo to the cardboard. (I started with a glue stick but ended up switching to liquid glue.)
  2. Allow the glue to dry.
  3. Cut “the head” out.
  4. Cheer on your athlete!
The team loved them! They all clapped, cheered, and pointed as they walked by.

Us Frosh mamas were definitely the most spirited (and noticeable!) ones there! But you don’t have to have a high schooler to make one. Take a look at these proud JMU mamas cheering on their boys. Go Spartans! Go Dukes!

For more fun ideas and to connect with hundreds of REAL Sports Mamas just like yourself, be sure to join the Confessions of a Sports Mama Facebook Group today!

*** Check out these big heads made by some of the awesome mamas in the group: