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Make a Shoebox Foosball Table Game

Craft Ideas | 7-14 yrs | Learning Pod

Mini Foosball Table Craft for Kids

Have you ever played foosball? It’s table football! Put the ball in the shoebox, after modifying it, according to the instructions below. Manoeuvre your player to shoot the ball in the goal of your friend. Defend your goal by moving your road to use your player to block the ball.

What You Need

  • A shoebox
  • 2 thin cardboard tubes
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Knife
  • Paper
  • Thin cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Colour pencils/felt pens
  • Coloured tape
  • Table tennis ball

4 Steps to make a Shoebox Foosball Table Game

  1. Use the knife or scissors to make holes in the sides of your shoebox to fit your cardboard tubes. Make sure your holes leave enough room for your player to move.
  2. Next, make the goals by cutting rectangular shaped holes on both ends of the box. The table tennis ball should be able to go through these holes.
  3. Cut rectangles from thin cardboard for the players. You can draw and colour some football players on paper and stick them on the rectangles.
  4. You can decorate the outside of the box with coloured tape. You can use a carton if you want a bigger box. Then you can add more players. Have fun playing!

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  1. In my spare time I will definitely be making this! It’s so cool that the step by step instructions on how to make this is left here. I wish I could upload a picture after to show how it goes. Appreciate this!