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kids play tunnel Answered

can body tell me how to make a tunnel from tennis balls, i would like to make one for my grand kids.


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                                                                 dora,



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caitlinsdad

8 years ago

Very rough estimation, it looks like you need more than 1,000 tennis balls. They are easily "sewn" or corded together by punching the balls with an awl and a big needle(just tape the paracord to the end of a piece of looped coat hanger wire to pass through the hole. They might need some stiffening with wire if it doesn't hold its tubular shape when sewn together though.

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craftyvcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

The wire on the inside would make going through the tunnel on your knees pretty painfull and even dangerous if it gets a lot of wear and tear. Possibly unravelling and poking through.
Why the tennis balls? Unless there is a specific reason that we are unaware of, I would think, (IMHO) some other material would be better.

Off topic: I once sewed sea grass squares together, with raffia, to make a large mat. Believe me it was fine in small doses but to do the lot left me with a severe back- ache and very sore, split fingers. Oh well, It seemed like a good idea at the time.I hope this works for you.

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dora731caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

thank you very much, this information is very useful. i will build it and hope it comes out right.


dora,

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caitlinsdaddora731

Reply 8 years ago

If you can't find that many balls, make segments of the tube from some nylon tent fabric or tarp. Just make a few hoops with tennis balls and connect them with fabric. Please be sure to take pictures of the build so you can put up an instructable. Good luck.

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Kitemancaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

Please be sure to take pictures of the build so you can put up an instructable. Good luck.

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