Cardboard created mini Skee Ball game, created easily in under an hour with minimal supplies. Fun for kids and adults!
- Scissors or box cutter
- Three square feet of cardboard
- Small ball (golf ball or similar)
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Step 1: Initial Cuts and Score Markers
Cut the following:
- Two 20"x10" pieces of cardboard.
- One 2"x15" piece of cardboard.
- One 2"x12" piece of cardboard.
Draw the circles and scores 20, 15, 10 in order starting from the first circle.
Step 2: Tape Semi Circles and Cut Holes.
- Cut three holes just large enough that the ball you will be using can fit through.
- Tape the previously cut cardboard as semi-circles
Step 3: Add the Ramp
- Tape the second 10x20 piece of carboard onto the first, creating the ramp that the ball will travel on.
- Don't tape the very top of the second piece of cardboard and instead bend the top back to create a ramp that the ball will travel on.
Step 4: Add Walls As Support and to Keep the Ball In
- Cut two 10X15 pieces of card board and tape them as walls to the initial piece of cardboard on the end that has the score holes.
- Tape the first piece of cardboard at about a 35 degree angle.
Step 5: Add Support to the Walls
- Cut a 10"x10" piece of card board.
- Tape this underneath the main board to act as a support to the walls.
- Cut a 2"x2" hole toward the top, this will later allow the duct that carries the ball back to the player.
Step 6: Cut Down the Sides and Add Shielding
- Cut 3" wide pieces of car board and tape it around the exposed top portion of the board, this serves as a shield to keep the ball in the game.
- Cut the walls at an angle leaving 3" walls on the sides.
Step 7: Create the Duct for the Ball
A duct underneath the board will allow the ball to travel back after being thrown.
- Bend a 4"x30" in half hotdog style to create a long duct with about a 45 degree angle.
Tip : if you have a box cutter you can cut half way through the carboard to make the bend cleaner.
Step 8: Add the Duct
- Tape the duct underneath the board so that it lines up underneath the holes and extends to the front of the table.
Step 9: Add Support to the Front
- Cut two 3"x8" pieces of cardboard and tape them to the sides in the front of the table.
- Cut one 10"x5" piece of cardboard and tape it to the front of the board, acting as support to the front and side front walls.
-Cut another 2"x2" hole in the middle on the top of the front of the board allowing the duct to line up with the hole.
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