Hey peoples! Thank you very much for viewing my instructable! OK! What I am going to show you how to do in this instructable is how to make a mini basketball goal out of simple things that you can find all over your house. The estimated time to make this project is about 30-45 minutes. And just a tip, your goal will probably look better than mine. I hope you enjoy this instructable!
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Step 1: Getting the Supplies!
OK. There are a couple things that you need that aren't in this picture, I'm sorry, but what you need is:
1.)A block of wood, or some other material that is strong (I used a metal seat cover).
2.)Duct tape (THE COOLEST TAPE IN THE WORLD).
3.)A plastic bowl, or a big ring of some sort.
4.)An X-Acto knife and a Pocket Knife
5.)Some paper (about 2-3 pieces depending on how big you want your ball)
I think that's it! let's get started!
Step 2: Building the Rim of the Goal.
If you have the ring, skip this step, this is for the bowl. Ok let's get out our bowl, pocket knife, and X-acto Knife. OK. Start off by taking the pocket knife and Stab a hole in the bottom of the bowl like I show in the picture below. Once that is done, grab your X-acto Knife and start cutting around the bottom of the bowl until you completely cut out the bottom. now I messed up while making this, that is why my rim is so small, but if you didn't mess up, don't trim yours like mine, it helps if you don't.
Step 3: Putting the Rim Onto the Backboard.
Alright, time to pull out the duct tape. Now, cut 5 strips of the desired size, but try to make it about 5-6 inches. Once you have all of the pieces of tape, lay one on the middle of the rim that you just cut out. Then take two more, and on the ends of the edges of the piece of tape that you just laid down. Now this isn't necessary, but it is recommended. Re-enforce the pieces of tape that you just laid down.
Step 4: Making the Square in the Backboard. (you Don't Have to Do This Step)
OK. You do not have to do this step unless wanted. OK. Cut 2 strips of duct tape the desired size, but make them both the same size. Rip them in half longways, then take them and lay them down in a square shape. Then what I did was I took some other colored duct tape and cut 5 strips of it the same size as the square, and laid them down.
Step 5: Time to Make the Ball.
OK. Get your paper out, and lets get started. OK, what you do is, take 1 of the pieces of paper and crumble it, then take another piece and crumble it over the other piece, then one more time take the last piece of paper and crumble it over the 2 crumbled pieces, you can add more paper. Experiment with it, try 4 pieces, 5 pieces, or maybe even 6, just experiment. OK, now that that is done, take some duct tape and wrap it all the way around the ball.
Step 6: YOUR FINISHED!
YOUR FINISHED!! All you have to do is hang it up and start playing and having fun. I hope you enjoyed this instructable. Please rate and comment!