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Water Bottle Paper Football Goal Post

Want to flick some paper football field goals? No one home to make you a goal post out of their fingers? Forgot to steal a miniature goal post from your last Super Bowl party? Look to further, the Water Bottle Paper Football Goal Post is here!
 
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Step 1: Gather your items

1. Two water bottles (I used 12 FL OZ Poland Spring bottles, but use whatever you have and is more comfortable to you)
2. A double sided pencil (Break the eraser off of a regular pencil and sharpen that side. Don't break off to much because the bottom will be too short and will be harder to flick a field goal)
Optional Items
1. Hot glue or Tape (to hold the pencil in better)
2. Marbles (the same amount in both bottles so that they don't fall easily)

Step 2: Poke a hole in the first bottle

Using one side of the pencil, poke a hole into the first bottle. With my bottle, I used where the label ends as my spot to poke the hole, but with different bottles its different.

Step 3: Half way there!

It should look something like this:

Step 4: Poke a hole in the second Bottle

Pull the pencil out of the first bottle and use it to make a poke in the second bottle.

Step 5: Fix it up a bit

Move the pencil around to change the length of the bottom of the goal post. The shorter the more challenging.

Step 6: You're Done!

This is what the finished product should look like:
NE patsrock3 years ago
thats soo kool its better than puttin ur fingers in a L and getting hit in the face with a paper football every time
DadEO7 years ago
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USPFA7 years ago
That's pretty cool wii.crazy!
C'mon over to http://www.paperfootball.us (The Official Site of Paper Football) and take a look at our site for paper football rules and ideas.

Thanks
Jeff
Founder, United States Paper Football Association
Kiteman7 years ago
If you're going to play with the hot-glue anyway, why not build a set of goals out of pencils? You'd need four: snap one in half, and glue the halves to the blunt ends of two other pencils, making tall inverted letter T. Glue the last pencil across between the upright pencils (cross bar) and, presto, a set of posts for table rugby or American football. Why do you call it "football", by the way? You hardly ever kick the thing, just run around for a minute or two then stop for a rest. (Ducks and runs for cover)
wii.crazy (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
1. I like your idea. Without hot glue, the water bottle would probably be simpler to make, though. But still your idea looks more like a football goal post. One question though, how would it stand up? Wait, you could get a stack of papers, make a small hole through them, and stick the bottom through the hole. I don't know, what ever you like more.
wii.crazy (author)  wii.crazy7 years ago
You could also stab it through the bottom of a cup. That would be a good stand!
The half-pencils would be like feet, but maybe not so stable as your bottles. I like the stacks of paper idea, perfect for sneaky office matches - as soon as the boss gets near, whip out the pencil and they're back to being your "in" and "out" piles...
You are like a god to me. This is inspirational. This will forever change my life. Where did you get this amazing idea? Thanks For being a god!! P.S. No that was not sarcasm.
wii.crazy (author)  joejoerowley7 years ago
Thanks! I'm happy you like it!
wii.crazy (author)  wii.crazy7 years ago
By the way, I thought of it because I wanted to kick some paper footballs, but my friend wouldn't make a field goal with his fingers anymore and told me to make something. So I don't know, but the idea of using water bottles and a pencil seemed good. And thats how it happened!