Easy to Build Cardboard Arcade Basketball Machine

Introduction: Easy to Build Cardboard Arcade Basketball Machine

Easy to Build Cardboard Arcade Basketball Machine. For ages 6+. Should take about 1 hour depending on skill level to make it the first time. Feel free to make 2 stick them together and have a 2 player machine. Play using a rolled piece of tape or a scrunched piece of paper.

Supplies

1 Cardboard box

Sticky tape / hot glue (hot glue is better both will work

Paper

Plastic cutlery / Popsicle stick

Rubber band / hair tie

Step 1: Prepare Cardboard

Cut cardboard as shown above and save for later use.

Step 2: Stick the Pieces Together So They Can Stand Alone

As shown above, stick the 3 pieces together either using tape or hot glue.

Step 3: Cut a Cardboard Rectangle and Place It on a Slight Angle So That Ball Can Roll

As seen above, stick a rectangle with equal width to the 3 pieces and use sticky tape or hot glue

Step 4: Cut a Piece of Paper to Make a Ring

Cut a piece of paper into a strip and then tape or glue or staple the 2 ends together (hole punching optional). Stick on as shown above. Feel free to draw a backboard with a sharpie.

Step 5: Make the Launcher Holder

Get 2 small pieces of cardboard and 1 large rectangle and put them together to form what looks like a table. First stick the 2 as shown above and then place the one on top securing it with tape or hot glue.

Step 6: Make the Launcher

Get 2 pieces of plastic cutlery of any kind or get 2 Popsicle sticks.

Cutlery - cut each piece so its just the handles of both, get a hair tie and wrap it so that both are stuck together. Roll up a piece of tape into a small tube and place it between the 2 handles. Stick the cap of a water bottle on the top to hold that ball.

Popsicle sticks - Secure 2 Popsicle sticks together with a rubber band or hair tie. Roll up a piece of tape into a small tube and place it between the 2 sticks. Stick the cap of a water bottle on the top to hold that ball.

Step 7: How to Play

Place a small piece of paper scrunched up into the bottle cap on the launcher, pull it down using the bottle cap as a handle, let go and try and get it in. If it isn't making the distance tighten the rubber band, if its going to far loosen the rubber band.

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