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Origami Football Craft

Let’s take a simple piece of paper and use origami to create a paper origami football craft to play flick football!

It’s the game we can all relate back to Junior High with–the teacher talking, the sound of paper slowly being torn from a notebook and the kid in the corner folding paper. Suddenly it’s flicked across the table through his neighbor’s finger goal. It was so much fun.

In celebration of Lionsgate’s American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, we are happy to share this fun football origami craft inspired by the film.

What you will need to make an origami football

  • 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper (blue or yellow)
  • Double sided tape or glue
  • Scissors
  • Football stickers

origami footballs

How to Make a Football Origami Craft

Fold a piece of 8.5 x 11-inch paper in half vertically, then cut the paper down the middle to make two 4.25 x 5.5 inches pieces. 

Fold one piece in half vertically with the opening on the right side.

Fold the bottom right corner inward to the seam of the paper column to form a triangle. 

Next, fold the triangle up to form another triangle along the paper column seam. 

Continue to fold the triangle over itself until you reach the top of the paper column with just a few inches of paper remaining. 

Carefully insert the remaining edge of leftover paper between the folds of your paper triangle to secure it in place.

For an extra touch, decorate the paper football with football stickers.

Create a goal post from objects you have (or recruit a friend to use their hands) and practice flicking your paper football to score a field goal. 

About American Underdog

American Underdog is now available on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital!

Based on the truly inspirational story of two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, American Underdog is a heartwarming story perfect for the whole family! 


The inspiring story is out on digital now and on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD

4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, & On Demand on February 22 from Lionsgate®

About Kurt Warner:

Kurt Warner’s story is possibly one of the greatest stories in the NFL. 

As a former NFL quarterback for the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals, his career went from an undrafted free agent to a two-time MVP and Super Bowl MVP.

It’s the undrafted player that garnered attention. 

He is the ONLY undrafted player to be named NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP.

He is also the ONLY undrafted quarterback to take his team to Super Bowl victory.

That aside, in his first season as a primary starter, he is the FIRST quarterback to win the Super Bowl.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, and his induction into the Arena Football Hall of Fame earned him the honor of being the ONLY player inducted into both.

American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story Synopsis:

Based on the true inspirational story of two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, American Underdog arrives on Digital February 4 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate.

From The Erwin Brothers (I Still Believe and I Can Only Imagine) and screenwriters Jon Erwin (I Still Believe and I Can Only Imagine) & David Aaron Cohen (Friday Night Lights) and Jon Gunn (I Still Believe), the film stars Zachary Levi (Shazam!, Thor: The Dark World, Tangled), Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin (Best Supporting Actress, The Piano, 1993; X-Men franchise, The Irishman), Ser’Darius Blain (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level, “Charmed”), and Primetime Emmy® Award nominee Dennis Quaid (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, The Special Relationship, 2010; The Day After Tomorrow, Far From Heaven, In Good Company).

American Underdog tells the true inspirational story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Anna Paquin) and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is. American Underdog is an uplifting story demonstrating that anything is possible with faith, family, and determination.

Based on the Book “All Things Possible” by Kurt Warner with Michael Silver. Screenplay by Jon Erwin & David Aaron Cohen, and Jon Gunn. Directed by The Erwin Brothers.

The  American Underdog 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD are available for the suggested retail price of $39.99, $39.99, and $29.96, respectively.


Audio Commentary with Directors Andrew and Jon Erwin, and Producer Kevin Downes
“Inspired” Featurette
“Making the Cut” Featurette
“A Coach’s Faith” Featurette (on 4K and Blu-ray™ only)
“New to the Scene: Hayden Zaller” Featurette
“Meet the Champion” Featurette
“Behind the Game” Featurette
“American Underdog: Behind the Story” Featurette
Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Andrew Erwin
Theatrical Trailer (on 4K and Blu-ray™ only)

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Year of Production: 2021
Title Copyright: American Underdog © 2021 American Underdog, LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, TM & © 2022 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for some language and thematic elements
Genre: Inspirational Drama
Feature Run Time: 112 Minutes
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, French, English SDH
4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
4K Audio Status: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio
Blu-ray Audio:  English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio
DVD Audio:  English 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

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