Intro: DIY Arrow Bocce Set
Bocce is a game of aiming, most commonly played with balls. In this instructable I will teach you how to make a version of the game that is played with arrows instead of balls.
NOTE: I will not be held responsible if you hurt yourself.
Step 1: Things You Need
9 wooden chopsticks
3 different colors of poster board or folders or stiff paper (one of which should be white)
Regular 2 in. (5cm) wide packing tape
Pocket Knife (an X-Acto knife will probably work instead)
Step 2: Cut Poster Board
Cut the poster board so that you have 14 rectangles approximately 1in. by 2 in. (2.5cm by 5cm): 6 of one color, 6 of another color, and 2 of white. Then cut each of the rectangles in half diagonally so that you have 28 triangles. Discard one of the white triangles. These 27 triangles will be the wings.
Step 3: Tape the Poster Board Wings on to the Chopsticks
For the first wing, cut a piece of tape approx. 1in. long and place one of the longer edges of the piece of tape to one side of the wing as shown in the first picture. Then wrap almost all of the rest of the tape around the thicker end of the chopstick. Then tape the rest of the of the tape to the other side of the wing.
For the second wing, cut 2 pieces of tape approx. 1/2 in. long and place one of the pieces of tape to one side of the wing as you did for the first wing. then tape it to the chopstick approx. 120 degrees away from the first wing. Then use the other piece of tape to tape down the other side of the wing.
For the third wing, do exactly what you just did for the second wing, 120 degrees away from both the first and the second wings.
Repeat with the other chopsticks until you have 9 arrows, 4 of one color, 4 of the other color, and one white.
Step 4: Sharpen the Arrows
Using the pocket knife or X-Acto knife, shave down the arrows until they are all sharp.
Step 5: Make a Cool Box
This step is optional, but to finish off this project, make a cool box (I made mine out of an oatmeal container).
Step 6: Things You Need
This game is for two players, but if you want you can make an additional four arrows of a different color so three people can play. The first player throws the white arrow. Then the two players take turns throwing one of their own colored arrows, and whoever gets an arrow closest to the white arrow wins the round! Alternate who gets to throw the white arrow first.