Introduction: Cardboard Basketball Game With Working Catapult

About: Hi! I'm Isaac. I'm an 18 year old maker that can't keep my hands still. I aspire to show all other young people out there that you can be a great maker, no matter how old you are.

Did you just eat a pizza and are too tired to play basketball? Have fun with this mini basketball game made out of cardboard!

Step 1: What You'll Need

You will need:
15x11 centimeter rectangle
5x5 inch square split into 2 triangles
Binder clip
Toilet paper tube section
3 1 inch wide craft sticks
1 bamboo skewers
2x1 inch piece
10x4 rectangle
Masking tape
Glue gun
Rubber bands
Ping pong ball or plastic golf ball
2x2 square
Bottle cap

Step 2: Starting the Catapult

Cut a craft stick and tape the binder clip to it as shown.

Step 3: Glue

Glue the binder clip to another craft stick as shown.

Step 4: Glue and Rubber Band

Wrap the rubber bands around the front of the catapult and glue a bottle cap on the end.

Step 5: Glue Again

Glue the finished catapult to the big rectangle
As shown in the picture.

Step 6: Making the Frame

Glue the triangles and medium rectangle on as shown.

Step 7: The Hoop

Add the second to smallest rectangle to the backboard. Glue on the toilet paper tube section to make the hoop.

Step 8: Finishing Touches

Add the skewer and the last piece of cardboard to make a scoreboard. Add some details and you're done! Thanks for reading this instructable!

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