So you want to dress up your field. Adding a logo with your team’s colors is a great way to add pizazz to any basic green and white playing surface. However, choosing the right kind of stencil can be a bit daunting. 

A tracing pattern stencil is a great option if you want to lay out a very large image and you don’t have a ton of man power or a huge budget. It is a simple way to add value to your field. To use the tracing pattern stencil, you will have to go back to the skills you learned in kindergarten; think connect-the-dots on a much larger scale!

The tracing pattern stencil is a thin Visqueen .06mil plastic with half-moon cutouts. Because of the large size of this stencil, it can be an intimidating task. But have no fear; below is a step-by-step guide with pictures and video on how to use the tracing pattern stencil in order to dress up your field for game day.

Step 1: Find the center of the area you will be painting

  • Whether it is the center of the field or the end zone, measure out the vertical and horizontal centers and string them out.

Photo of the Stencil

Step 2: Line up the stencil

  • Line up the horizontal and vertical marks that are on the stencil to the string lines running horizontally and vertically underneath the stencil.
Photo of the Stencil

Step 3: Secure the stencil

  • Once the stencil is centered, pull it tight and stake it down

Step 4: Dot it out

  • Paint all the half-moon cutouts

Step 5: Remove the stencil

Step 6: Connect the dots

  • Go back and connect the straight edges of the half-moons in the specified colors
Photo of the Stencil

After connecting the dots, have fun coloring in between the lines!

Checkout Our Video to See it in Action!

Tracing Pattern Stencil from Pioneer Athletics on Vimeo.