Shoebox table football/foosball table 24



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!

Shoebox table football/foosball game. This fab DIY football or foosball table is perfect for making with the kids and having loads of fun with. This is a super fun DIY craft that uses recyclables and perfect for kids.

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.

shoebox table foosball

How to make a Shoebox table football/ foosball

foosball table materials

Materials

  • Shoebox
  • Wooden skewers
  • Blue tack
  • Duck tape
  • Green paper
  • white pen
  • Craft knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Table tennis ball
  • 1/8 inch hole punch
  • Wooden pegs
  • Glue or hot glue gun
  • Acrylic paint

Instructions

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

shoebox football table

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.

shoebox football table goals

Stand the clothespins up and put the skewer against the outside of the box.  About 1/4 inch above the skewer, put a mark for the hole.  You want the clothespins to be able to move without hitting the bottom of the box. I used a punch to make the four holes on each side for my skewers.
painted pegs
We painted our pegs in team colours with acrylic paints.
shoebox football table 1
 Then you need to position the clothes pegs and glue them into position.  We used a hot glue gun and rested the pegs on the adjacent skewers until the glue set.
shoebox football table 3
Then we added duck tape on to the ends of the dowels and used blue tack on the pointed ends before covering them to the duck tape too.
shoebox football table4

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.

Shoebox table football/foosball game. This fab DIY football or foosball table is perfect for making with the kids and having loads of fun with. This is a super fun DIY craft that uses recyclables and perfect for kids.

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

Shoebox table football/foosball game. This fab DIY football or foosball table is perfect for making with the kids and having loads of fun with. This is a super fun DIY craft that uses recyclables and perfect for kids.

Shoebox table football/foosball game. This fab DIY football or foosball table is perfect for making with the kids and having loads of fun with. This is a super fun DIY craft that uses recyclables and perfect for kids.

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