Introduction: Shoebox of Fun
In many situations, people have empty shoe boxes that are put off to the side to collect dust after a purchase. With this instructable, I will be teaching you how to transform your boring ordinary shoe box into a box of fun. This shoe box does not just include a intense foosball table but also a checkered board located on the bottom of the box which can be used to play board games such a checkers. This instructable is not just for kids however for it offers fun times to everyone.
Step 1: Gather Materials
10 Clothes Pins
A shoe box (height-5 inches length-12 inches width-8.5 inches)
Pen or Pencil
4 Wood Dowels
Small ball (ping pong, bouncy ball)
Step 2: Wrap (optional)
Wrap outside of your box to make it more visually pleasing.
Step 3: Cut Wooden Dowels
Cut down the wooden dowels so that both sides of the dowels are 4 inches wider than the shoe box.
Step 4: Paint Clothes Hangers (optional)
Paint clothes hangers to make it tell apart teams.
Step 5: Cut Out Goal
Cut out a 4.5 by 2.5 rectangle on the bottom of the box, with two inches on either side. Leave the flap so that you can close the open when needed.
Step 6: Making Holes for the Dowels
Use a pen to poke a hole through the box 3 inches from the bottom, 2 inches from the side, and 4 inches between the 3rd and 4th dowels. Take dowel and push it through both sides of the box and keep rotating so the hole becomes bigger.
Step 7: Placing Kickers
Using 10 clothes hangers, place three kickers on offense and two kickers on defense on both sides of the field. (like a regular sized foosball table) Between offensive hangers, place at 2 inches away from each other. Between the defensive players, hang 2.75 inches away from each other.
Step 8: Taping Ends
Tape end of the dowels so that they wont fall out of place. Tape 2 inches(half) of where the dowels meet the hole.
Step 9: Making Checkered Board
Tape the bottom of the box horizontally and vertically overlapping, making 1 inch squares. Spray paint the bottom of the box so that when you take the tape off it will give a checkered effect.