In this instructable I will show you how to make a ping pong paddle and a net using the cardboard of a single pizza box.
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Step 1: What Are You Going to Make?
Step 2: Eat Your Pizza
Eat and enjoy your pizza!
Step 3: Gather the Supplies
You will need:
- an empty pizza box
- double-sided tape (or glue)
- a sheet of paper
- a pair of scissors or a cutter knife
- sandpaper or PVC tarpaulin
- pencil and/or a pen
Step 4: Unfold and Cut
unfold the box and cut it in half.
Step 5: Make a Template
draw the contours of a paddle on the sheet of paper. (you can also print one)
cut out your template, make sure its is symmetric! (fold it in half, as in the images, and make sure the halves match)
then you place the template on the box and marke the contours on the box. (do this two times)
TIP: take the least greasy part of the box to make the paddle, (you are going to hold this part)
TIP: make sure the nerves of the cardboard run in the length of the paddle, its makes it stronger
Step 6: Cut
cut out the paddles
Step 7: Stick the Paddles Together
attach some double-sided tape on one side of one paddle.
lay the other paddle on the one with the tape, do this carefully
trim off excess cardboard if needed
Step 8: Applying Grip
now use your paddle as a template for the PVC canvas ot the sandpaper
mark the contours
and apply to the paddle
Step 9: Reinforcement
you can make your paddle stronger by adding a layer of cardboard at the handle
Step 10: The Net
start by trimming of the edges as shown on the image
Step 11: The Middle
mark the middle of your net
draw a line
cut through the first layer of the cardboard
Step 12: The Attachment
mark the attachment (about 6 cm or 2.4 in)
Step 13: Slots
mark the slots (halfway through the flaps)
you can make the opening a bit bigger to make the attaching easier
Step 14: Fold and Lock
fold the cardboard
and lock it by sliding the slots in to each other
Step 15: Testing
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