Introduction: Pringles Golf

This is an easy way to quickly convert a Pringles can into a portable golf hole in a matter of minutes. This is intended both for those who like to play minigolf but are on a limited budget and those that live a highly mobile web 2.0 lifestyle.

A special thanks goes out to Fungus Amungus who saw us trying to hit golf balls into a sideways Pringles can and suggested that we turn it upright and cut slits in it. When we just kinda shrugged and resumed what we were doing, he picked it up, cut some slits in it and plopped it back down. Sure enough, it worked great!


Step 1: Go Get Stuff

You will need one of each of the following:

- Pringles can
- Tape measure
- Marker
- Box cutter

Step 2: Eat the Pringles

It is important to eat the Pringles as not to let any of the food go to waste.

Step 3: Wash Out the Can

Give the inside of the can a quick rinse with water and then wipe it off.

Step 4: Cut Off the Lip

Cut off the cardboard lip from the opening of the can.

Step 5: Mark the Spacing

Wrap your tape measure around the bottom of the can. With a marker trace a line that it about 1" to .5" away from the absolute bottom. This later will be the line that you cut to.

Next, with the tape measure still wrapped around the can, make markings that are about .5" apart. Continue making markings .5" apart up the length of the can at an interval of about an inch. Make sure that they stay perfectly aligned with your original markings.

Step 6: Draw Cut Lines

Using your ruler and guide marking thats you just made, draw straight cut lines down the length of the can. Remeber to stop at the circumference line that you drew about an inch from the bottom.

Step 7: Cut Along the Cut Lines

With your ruler, cut along the straight vertical cut lines and stop at the line you drew around the circumference of the can.

Step 8: Fold

Bend back each taband make a solid crease.

Once you have creased all the tabs, you can gently pull them all back together to help keep their shape for a few moments to help them keep their shape.

Step 9: Admire It

Put it on the ground and admire your new creation.

Step 10: Practice

Pringles Golf takes some getting used to. You may want to practice before you hit the green.

Step 11: Play Golf!

Now is time to play golf. You can play golf almost anywhere... in the control tower... or the elevator... and even in the park!

Playing golf sure is fantastic. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination!

Comments

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smitty16 made it! (author)2014-02-22
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ilpug made it! (author)2012-04-17

Does the ball ever fall down in the cracks between the paper strips? It seems to me that after a while they might start to bend or get wimpy, and make it so the ball doesn't get there. If you put some duct tape on it to make it more of a solid cone it would probably eliminate any failures.

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SHIFT! made it! (author)2011-05-10

You know what this would be awesome for? Cardboard Mini Golf.

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FrozenIce made it! (author)2010-10-13

Pringle can what lol it made me lol

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kcls made it! (author)2010-07-17

Sweet! Any instructable on making the robot head?

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madc0ws made it! (author)2009-05-19

Where can I get clubs similar to those? Right now I'm using a lacross stick haha

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peach_fart made it! (author)2008-10-03

some of us (read almost all of us) cant go to the tower or the headquarters for that matter.

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rachel made it! (author)2008-05-22

I must take objection to this step. Pringles may appear to be food, but in reality they are premasticated, pressed sawdust with a large heaping of salt. I recommend removing them all from the can and blowing them up somehow.

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fungus amungus made it! (author)fungus amungus2008-05-22

But they're so EXTREME!

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peach_fart made it! (author)peach_fart2008-10-03

to the EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!

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sonicthechao made it! (author)sonicthechao2008-05-22

I think they're made of potatoes

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Phoghat made it! (author)2008-05-22

I work as a councillor in an adult group home and I peruse Instructables not only for my own projects but to find stuff for the clients that is fun. This is a great idea for our Memorial Day Barbecue.

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mwwdesign made it! (author)mwwdesign2008-05-22

You sure you're not a 'counsellor'?

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DesignerUserName made it! (author)DesignerUserName2008-06-24

Funny I should find you correcting spelling errors in the comment section. ;)

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mwwdesign made it! (author)mwwdesign2008-06-24

Surprised, much? (:P)

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Pkranger88 made it! (author)Pkranger882008-05-22

FYI. The most common variation of the word is spelled councelor. "Counsellor" is considered a variant, except in Great Britain, where it's more common to spell it with 2 l's. I hope my counsel is appreciated. Nice addition none the less. I love irony.

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kibbler made it! (author)kibbler2008-06-17

You looked that up!! Nerd. Oh wait... so did I. Never mind.

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Phoghat made it! (author)Phoghat2008-06-17

You know we should start some sort of discussion on being a grammarian. Maybe we could write an instructable on that. Go stick that up your Funk and Wagnall's.

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mwwdesign made it! (author)mwwdesign2008-06-17

Funkin' ay!

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Phoghat made it! (author)Phoghat2008-05-25

Monster to blind man: Irony Good, Pedants bad!

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mwwdesign made it! (author)mwwdesign2008-05-25

I live in Australia - we speak the English, just like the English. Glad you like irony. I do too. :) P.S. This is a funny thread!

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rogue13_13 made it! (author)rogue13_132008-05-22

This is what I like to see! Intelligent people who use their grammar skills for good purposes (correcting grammar nazis), not for hounding everyone on the internet who makes a typo! As far as the project, very interesting. Simple enough for anyone to make and enjoy. I like the comment below about adding another can and strips to decrease the voids.

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Phoghat made it! (author)Phoghat2008-05-22

How about a paper plate????

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Phoghat made it! (author)Phoghat2008-05-22

1. I counsel 2. I am also a member of the council who counsel 3. I like fancy British variants Hope that clears up for you. Now, can we just get along?

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Pkranger88 made it! (author)Pkranger882008-05-22

Oh and by the way, councillor is a word. It means one appointed to a council. Whos to say that Phoghat isn't one.

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Phoghat made it! (author)Phoghat2008-05-22

whos < who's Mwaaaaa haaaaaaa I got your 6 Pkranger88

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mwwdesign made it! (author)mwwdesign2008-05-25

LOL!

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mwwdesign made it! (author)mwwdesign2008-05-25

Look at the context. Duh. 2 mistakes by you - Bam!

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T.M.M . made it! (author)2008-05-26

I'd make this if my mom would let me buy a pringles can .

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YummyPancakes made it! (author)YummyPancakes2008-05-28

*Gasp* Your mom's evil!

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FireCrazyAlchemist made it! (author)FireCrazyAlchemist2008-06-17

she is satan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just kidding

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YummyPancakes made it! (author)YummyPancakes2008-06-18

ackexclamationmarkoverload

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kibbler made it! (author)kibbler2008-06-17

= You haven't experienced the wonders of Pringles!?!
I'm so sorry. =

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sir bobby made it! (author)2008-06-04

very cool-I will make this

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Gjdj3 made it! (author)2008-05-24

Working at instructables looks awesome. What else do you guys do there? What's in a normal day? How many questions will I have?

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Gjdj3 made it! (author)2008-05-24

Has anyone done an instructable on how to make the cool robot head?

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n8man made it! (author)2008-05-24

Try folding it in two places, one at the bottom and one half way down the side to create an inverted cone inside a cone

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Thornburg made it! (author)2008-05-24

You could also use something like newspaper and put it around it to give it that dome look. Looks really cool though. By the way those Buffalo Wing flavored Pringles are the bomb (in step 2)

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Heywasup made it! (author)2008-05-23

Im a bbbbiiiiiggggg golf fan! I love this idea. Added to favorites and i give it 5 star rating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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gmm4life made it! (author)2008-05-23

Oddly enough, I was mowing my lawn and found a Pringles can on the side of the side of the road!! I'm gonna go make this right now.

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bogo made it! (author)2008-05-23

I'm going to do this... it's so cool

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Pkranger88 made it! (author)2008-05-22

Good work. Simple. Effective. Fun. Cheap, if not free. I think I'll bust this out when I finish my next can. I think it would be interesting to cut the side into a helix and see how that would affect the ball. Obviously you would have to adjust your aim a bit.

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siege engines ahoy made it! (author)2008-05-22

How about making it into sort of a cave? using one of the smaller cans? just a hole big enough for the ball in the side of the can?

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LinuxH4x0r made it! (author)2008-05-22

Great idea!

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GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-05-22

Doing this next time I buy Pringles. +5/5 stars. (added to favorites)

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joejoerowley made it! (author)2008-05-22

Cool! Nice Idea!

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supersaddy made it! (author)2008-05-22

one thing that u could try is taking another pringles cans, cutting the 2nd one the same way as the first and then put one on top of the other and rotate it so that the folded out strips cover up the empty areas in between the first strips so there is a better chance that the ball won't get stuck in between the slits, and have a better chance at getting up the ramp and in the hole.

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berky93 made it! (author)2008-05-22

what if you cut the strips so they ended only like 1/2 inch from the can instead of the inch there? that way the ball would go in easier

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randofo made it! (author)randofo2008-05-22

Yes, that is something that we have thoroughly discussed. In the future, we will be making lower holes. The current theory is that it shouldn't drop below half an inch.

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Thraeryn made it! (author)2008-05-22

I love this idea. There aren't enough places to play mini-golf around here, and I expect to make a few of these. I'm curious: how well do those strips allow the golf ball to travel the inch up to the cup? Do they make passable ramps, or does one get used to putting a little harder to bump the ball up that inch lip?

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