Pringles Golf




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This is an easy way to quickly convert a Pringles can into a portable golf hole in a matter of minutes. This is intended both for those who like to play minigolf but are on a limited budget and those that live a highly mobile web 2.0 lifestyle.

A special thanks goes out to Fungus Amungus who saw us trying to hit golf balls into a sideways Pringles can and suggested that we turn it upright and cut slits in it. When we just kinda shrugged and resumed what we were doing, he picked it up, cut some slits in it and plopped it back down. Sure enough, it worked great!

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Step 1: Go Get Stuff

You will need one of each of the following:

- Pringles can
- Tape measure
- Marker
- Box cutter

Step 2: Eat the Pringles

It is important to eat the Pringles as not to let any of the food go to waste.

Step 3: Wash Out the Can

Give the inside of the can a quick rinse with water and then wipe it off.

Step 4: Cut Off the Lip

Cut off the cardboard lip from the opening of the can.

Step 5: Mark the Spacing

Wrap your tape measure around the bottom of the can. With a marker trace a line that it about 1" to .5" away from the absolute bottom. This later will be the line that you cut to.

Next, with the tape measure still wrapped around the can, make markings that are about .5" apart. Continue making markings .5" apart up the length of the can at an interval of about an inch. Make sure that they stay perfectly aligned with your original markings.

Step 6: Draw Cut Lines

Using your ruler and guide marking thats you just made, draw straight cut lines down the length of the can. Remeber to stop at the circumference line that you drew about an inch from the bottom.

Step 7: Cut Along the Cut Lines

With your ruler, cut along the straight vertical cut lines and stop at the line you drew around the circumference of the can.

Step 8: Fold

Bend back each taband make a solid crease.

Once you have creased all the tabs, you can gently pull them all back together to help keep their shape for a few moments to help them keep their shape.

Step 9: Admire It

Put it on the ground and admire your new creation.

Step 10: Practice

Pringles Golf takes some getting used to. You may want to practice before you hit the green.

Step 11: Play Golf!

Now is time to play golf. You can play golf almost anywhere... in the control tower... or the elevator... and even in the park!

Playing golf sure is fantastic. The possibilities are only limited to your imagination!

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    56 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Does the ball ever fall down in the cracks between the paper strips? It seems to me that after a while they might start to bend or get wimpy, and make it so the ball doesn't get there. If you put some duct tape on it to make it more of a solid cone it would probably eliminate any failures.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You know what this would be awesome for? Cardboard Mini Golf.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet! Any instructable on making the robot head?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Where can I get clubs similar to those? Right now I'm using a lacross stick haha


    11 years ago on Step 11

    some of us (read almost all of us) cant go to the tower or the headquarters for that matter.


    11 years ago on Step 2

    I must take objection to this step. Pringles may appear to be food, but in reality they are premasticated, pressed sawdust with a large heaping of salt. I recommend removing them all from the can and blowing them up somehow.

    3 replies

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I work as a councillor in an adult group home and I peruse Instructables not only for my own projects but to find stuff for the clients that is fun. This is a great idea for our Memorial Day Barbecue.

    8 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    FYI. The most common variation of the word is spelled councelor. "Counsellor" is considered a variant, except in Great Britain, where it's more common to spell it with 2 l's. I hope my counsel is appreciated. Nice addition none the less. I love irony.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You know we should start some sort of discussion on being a grammarian. Maybe we could write an instructable on that. Go stick that up your Funk and Wagnall's.