Connect 4, Simple DIY From Cardboard

Introduction: Connect 4, Simple DIY From Cardboard

About: Hello! My name is Alex and I love to make, invent, innovate and modify different things. Some things I make even impress me, and as far as my research goes some things i make are one of a kind in the world. Ab…

This is very simple but fun game i made from cardboard! And it doesn't require much of materials!

Here is a short tutorial video:


Cardboard - 2pc @ 11" x 8" and 2 pc @ 4"x 10" and another sheet enough to cut 36 x 1 1/4 round pieces

1/4 inch dowels 8 pc @ 8' long and 7 pc @ 5/16 2pc 1/8 inch dowels/skewers and a small piece of popsicle stick. Hot glue gun, super glue andsome paint or pencil/markers.

Step 1:

Cut 2 pieces of cardboard @ 11" x 8"

Mark/draw squares (as shown on the picture) 7 across and 6 vertically then draw circles right in the middle of the squares, cut them out with exact o knife.

Step 2:

Now take 1/4 dowels cut at 8' and glue them right on the marked lines using super glue.

Put other sheet of cardboard on top.

Take sheet of paper and cut it down to about 1/2" in width, roll 4 pieces and glue them to the bottom.

now take 2 - 1/8 x 11"' dowels and feed them through the loops.

now take 5/16 x 1/4 cut dowel pieces and glue them between the two 1/8 dowels so they block the opening in closed position.

Step 3:

Now cut 2 legs from 4' x 10' cardboard ( see pic) and poke 2 holes in one of them .

Attach the legs to the sides using hot glue.

Take small piece of popsicle stick and glue it between 1/8 dowel that are sticking out on one side.( this will be used as a handle to release the round game pieces)

Step 4:

Cut 36 x 1 1/4" round pieces from cardboard, paint half of them red and other half yellow ( or use colors of your choice)

And your project is done, have fun and enjoy.

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    3 years ago

    I love using cardboard for these sorts of things.. Well done!