Altoids Mini Ice Hockey

Introduction: Altoids Mini Ice Hockey

About: I am Sammy, and I am 5,161 Years old...

  Altoids Tins are just plain awesome.  They can be used for many things from mini first aid kits to boredom packs.  In this Instructable, I will be showing you how to make a simple Ice Hockey Game

All you will need is:
- Altoids Tin
- Permanent Marker
- 4 Toothpicks
- Airsoft BB or small round LEGO Peice

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Step 1: Mark the Rink

Take your tin and marker and mark two goals and center line.

Step 2: Fill and Freeze

Fill the tin with a very small amount of water and put 

Step 3: Make the Hockey Sticks

Take your four toothpicks and carefully bend them near the tip, like in the picture.  Once you have the sticks, use the marker to color two of the four sticks, to represent two different teams.  Two of these sticks are extras.

Step 4: Take the Tin Out

After about 30 minutes, remove the tin from the freezer.

Step 5: Play With a Friend

It is a fairly simple game, use a stick to get the puck in the goal.  !REMEMBER TO KEEP IT IN THE FREEZER WHEN NOT IN USE!  

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    8 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Funny thing is that I made these as a kid so many times, I used a bendy straw cutting off the mouthpiece and bendy part and some black "friction" or better known as "hockey" tape for a grip and a pencil eraser cut off and smoothed out for a puck, then I got an idea in gym class since we played gym hockey with a bowling pin as the goal, I used a "tabletop bowling" set pin as a goal and a larger tin and the game got better since the larger the ice the slower it is to melt.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    One question: WHere did you get the tabletop bowling? I've been looking all over the place for one, but I can't find any. It's alright if you don't remember.


    6 years ago

    Improvement idea: Shape some flimsy tin into a half-circle shape, put one on both sides of the can, fill the can with water EXCEPT for the tin goal parts, wait for the water to freeze, then use the small holes from the tin as easy goals.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Make the center line smaller and instead of marking an area for he goal, cut out rectangular holes on each side.

    this is a very simple attractive thing friend i have to start collecting 10 Altoids!!!!!!!!!!

    happi cat #71

    Awww... how cute and very creative! Now I just have to get me some Altoids!! =^..^=