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MINI FOOSBALL TABLE

 

MATERIALS: 

STRONG CARDBOARD

-          A PING PONG BALL

-          RODS OF DOWEL (6 x 45cm)

-          A RULER

-          A PEN AND PENCIL

-          A WHITE CHALK PEN

-          MASKING TAPE

-          GREEN, WHITE AND ANY OTHER COLOUR PAINTS YOU HAVE HANDY

-          A PAINTBRUSH

-          CHARACTER CUT OUTS FROM THE BOOMERANG WEBSITE

-          AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU MIGHT LIKE TO USE TO DECORATE

-          PVA GLUE

-          A HOT GLUE GUN

-          SCISSORS

-          CRAFT KNIFE

 

 STEP BY STEP:

MAKE YOUR PITCH

 

1.      Cut the following sections from strong cardboard:

2 x base: 40 x 25cm

2 x  goal  sides: 25 x 12cm

2 x long sides: 40.4 x 12 cm

Make sure to ask for a grown up to help you with scissors.

 

2.      Stick together your two base pieces, check that both sides are fixed evenly together.

 

3.      Paint the pitch green.

 

4.      Paint all the side pieces white and leave to dry.

 

5.      To create stands, use masking tape to block out stairs and a bottom edge around the pitch on each of the four sides.

 

6.      To fill your stands with spectators, use three different colours of paint and your fingers to dot onto distant fans.

 

7.      When all four sides are dry, remove the masking tape to reveal the white paint below.

 

8.      On each short side, find the centre and measure out a shape for the goal.

 

9.      Use a ruler and pen to measure out and draw the centre and goal markings on the pitch.

 

10.  Take your role of masking tape, and use it to draw a circle in the middle. Be careful to keep it centered.

 

11.  After you’ve made your mark take your chalk pencil and trace over the guidelines to really make them standout.

 

12.  Make 6 marks evenly along the long sides, you’re going to use these as markers to poke your dowels through.

 

13.  With the help of a grown up, use the pencil to punch holes where you have marked.

 

14.  Next with a grown up using hot glue, or instead with PVA glue, attach all four sides of your pitch to the base.

 

15.  Making sure your audience face in, and the white sides face out.

 

16.  MAKE YOUR PLAYERS

17.  Print out your players from the boomerang website, and stick them to a sheet of cardboard with some PVA glue, leave to dry.

 

18.  Cut out the player shapes, if you’ve followed the pitch dimensions in this video they’ll need to be around 8cm tall.

 

19.  Mark a dot on the back of each so you can see where they’ll stick to the dowel.

 

20.  Ask a grown up to cut your dowel to the right lengths, then mark on your dowel where you’re going to stick each player.

 

21.  Thread your dowel through the holes you made earlier.

 

22.  Where you’ve made your marks use hot glue, or PVA glue, to sandwich the dowel between two halves of each player cutout.

 

23.  Wrap some coloured masking tape around each dowel to help you grip them.

 

24.  Finally decorate the outside of your pitch with any paints of cut outs you like.

 

 TOP TIPS

Make sure you paint both sides of the base so the cardboard doesn’t warp.

 

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