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:
Batmobile from Crafts on Sea
Dinosaur small world box from Messy Little Monster
Cardboard box Minion from In The Playroom
Wow, this looks fab! We’ll definetely try it…just need to find a very big shoebox!
This looks great, and so simple to make . I would never have thought of making something like this x
Looks amazing. Definitely going to try this with the boys. They’ll love it x
This looks amazing, I’d be making it right now if we didn’t already have a table version. So clever x
I really like that you have used pegs for the footballers! Box crafts are fantastic, your imagination can run wild with them. Fab craft.
This is such a great idea, I am sure it will keep everyone amused x
OMG that is amazing!
Amazing craftiness, my stepsons are football mad and I can imagine them loving making and playing with this.
Now that is one cool football table! I would never have thought about making one from a shoe box! x
That looks fab, pretty easy to make too. I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to boxes too, so I’m sure I have one big enough 🙂
What a fantastic idea, will be making one of these for my youngest this week.
What a fantastic idea ad so clever using the pegs and a shoe box to make a smaller version!
Such a great idea, will be doing this for sure
That is a fantastic idea! Simple but effective.
I’m sure you were on Blue Peter in a former life Jen! So many amazing ideas all the time, I do hope you do a craft book one day. Every time I come on your blog I’m like wow bamboozled by more creative genius. Love it 🙂
This is amazing! I love how creative you are.
I love this so much Jen,every time I look at it I think argh, wish I’d had that idea!! x
Wow very awesome! looks fun and very creative.
Love this! Especially the blu tack ball and blu tack propped on the ends of the sticks… The ball wouldn’t last long in our house, they’d be carrying it around squishing it long after the game was finished 😀
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Such a great idea! I love how simple it is to make and it’s also eco-friendly. Thanks for sharing 🙂
What a fun idea. Thanks for linking up to #CreateMakeShare. I’m delighted to feature you. 🙂
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Waaaw this look great. I have never thought of making a little foosball table from a shoebox. I need to definitelly try to make it on my own!