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13 March 2018

DIY Foosball game for your kid from an old shoebox

The game I am about to share with you is a great game you can do with your children which is extraordinary. With this foosball game, you can offer your children something different. The foosball table is awesome and very simple game that everyone can play. But, to buy foosball table can be very expensive, because most cheap foosball tables cost from $100 to $200. So, this is a great opportunity for you to make a cool DIY project with your children, save some money and teach your children some new skills plus, develop children's creativity.

Most things that you need for DIY foosball table you already have at home. You need 1 shoebox, 10 clothes pegs, 4 straws, utility knife or scissors, ruler, clear tape, ping pong ball, and glue.  If you have small children I suggest to give them coloring job and you take the job with utility knife or scissors because safety is in the first place.


In the first step towards your goal is to make foosball field from the shoebox. For that, you will need to make two bigger holes on the shorter side of the box for the goals. Be sure to make holes big enough for ping pong ball. After you are done with measuring and cutting your two goals it is time to make rods. Also, you need to make 4 holes on the longer side of the shoebox. For these holes is important to be in the same line on each side because you will push rods through the holes. Now, give the shoebox to your children for coloring to make the box looks nice like a real foosball table. They can glue some pictures on it or color it, whatever they like.


A rod is a part of foosball table on which will come foosball players. For rod is important to make them strong so they can't bend while you are playing. You will make rods from straws and wooden dowels and you only need 4 of them. The simple way to make rods is to fill straws with wooden dowels. It would be great to have two different colors of straws so you can differentiate 2 teams.


The third step is making foosball players from clothespins. They will look nice if you have two different colors so you can have two different teams. If you don't have clothespins in different colors you can try to color them. Now, use the glue to fix clothespins on the rods. It is important for you to make sure that is glue dry. Also be sure to match two color teams with rods and player so you don't mix it. You can see that there are different types of layout of players you can make 1 or 2 players on the goal and 3 players in attack this will make your game extra fun.

After this step, you are done with this project and you have a foosball table that will provide you and your children tons of fun. Enjoy your time playing foosball table with your kids.


This post is made by Mark from Foosball Zone who plays foosball for 15 years. If you are interested in foosball you can find everything about it on his blog. There is a great article about foosball, history of foosball, is foosball a sport and also some reviews.

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