Makedo Cardboard Foosball Table




About: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collab...

You and your friends will be kicking goals with this fully functional Foosball Table.
It’s a quick and easy project, and there’ll be hours of play once the making is done.
We’ve used a fruit box, some cardboard tubes, stiff card and Makedo parts available from 

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Step 1: Saw

To create the rods for your Cardboard Foosball Table, use the Makedo Safe-saw and cut 2 slits on each end of your paper tube leaving enough space for your hand to hold on to. Ensure that the slit is cut only half way through the tube.

Step 2: Flatten

Flatten the centre part of the paper tube. This is where the players will connect to. Repeat this step with the remaining 4 paper tubes.

Step 3: Saw

On the sides of your fruit box, use the Makedo Safe-saw and cut out 4 evenly spaced circles that are slightly bigger than the diameter of your paper tubes.

Step 4: Build

Slide the paper tubes through the holes.

Step 5: Draw

To create the players for your teams, cut out 6 rectangle sheets of cardboard. each team will have 3 players each. Draw your characters in different colours on the card or simply colour code the cards to distinguish the two teams.

Step 6: Connect

Connect the players to the rods by punching a hole using the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw and connecting with Re-clips.

Step 7: Complete

To complete your Cardboard Foosball, use the Makedo Safe-saw to cut a rectangle goal at each end of your fruitbox. You are now ready to play. Why not create a score board too! Remember to share your creation at

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    12 Discussions


    3 months ago

    I'm gonna buy the kit :D


    3 years ago

    Cute Gonna Try If Couple Of Friends Want To!!


    3 years ago

    Yes, only if you have a paid membership can you DL the PDFs. This is really cool. Would make an awesome project to do with the little ones. Thanks for the cool instructable.


    6 years ago on Introduction

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    Hi there, I'm not 100% sure on this but is think only pro membership users can download the PDF? Don't worry you can also download the PDF from here. :D Hope it helps.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is so cool! I will have to start collecting the materials.