My boys are football (soccer) mad. They would play morning noon and night it they got the chance, but the British summer time doesn’t always play weather wise. So I made this shoebox table football/foosball table game for the boys to play. We do have a larger one, but it is in our friend’s garage as we just don’t have the space in the house!
You can really make this as decorative or as basic as you like. I intended just to paint the top of the clothes pegs in their colours, but was informed by Mini that footballers wear shorts as well at tops! You could even add kit number to each of the pegs if you choose.
How to make a Shoebox table football/ foosball
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- Wooden skewers (UK Link/US Link)
- Blue tack (UK Link/US Link)
- Duck tape (UK Link/US Link)
- Green paper (UK Link/US Link)
- white pen (UK Link/US Link)
- Table tennis ball
- 1/8 inch hole punch (UK Link/US Link)
- Wooden pegs (UK Link/US Link)
- Glue or hot glue gun (UK Link/US Link)
- Acrylic paint (UK Link/US Link)
With all the back to school shoes that everyone will be buying. I just made sure that the wooden skewers fit across with room for movement. First off I made the pitch using green paper and a white pen to mark it
I then cut a goal into each end. I drew it out with a sharpie and then used a craft knife and a metal ruler to cut out the goals.
I then covered the inside and outside of the box with Duck tape, this isn’t just to make it look better, it also makes the sides stronger.
This has been a HUGE hit with the whole family. We have had table foosball competitions and now we have a league too! So yes it is an involved project, but it is also one of the most played with toys I have made.
I hope you like this weeks #SimpleSummer crafts the theme this week is cardboard boxes. See what my co-hosts have been making: