Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

foosball table

It’s so nice to unplug for the holidays – especially with a few fun and easy DIYs like our cute, little DIY Foosball Table! We’ll show you how to make your own handheld game out of a photo box (with the help of some clothespins, pom-poms and foam stickers). Just read below to get started!
Step 1

Project Note: This project is intended to be made by adults only.

Begin by cutting out rectangle-shaped goals near on either end of the photo box using an X-ACTO® knife. Mark the spot with a pencil first and then cut.  

Step 2
Outline the cutout with colorful tape.
Step 3
Line the inside of the goal walls with colorful tape.
Step 4
Cut small pieces of tape to look like confetti, and cover the floor of the box.
Step 5
Embellish the outside of the box with tape.
Step 6
Using a ruler and a pencil, measure along the long side of the box. It should be 11" long. Mark 1" below the lip of the box. Starting from the left, measure 1½", keep the ruler in place and mark at 3½". Now measure from the right end of the box, 1½" from the edge and then 3½" from the edge. There should be exactly 4" between the two middle marks.
Step 7
Using an X-ACTO® knife, cut a hole big enough for the dowel rod to fit into and move around easily.
Step 8
Repeat the same process on the other side of the box.
Step 9
Slide the dowel rods into the holes and thread through the box, through the hole on the other side.
Step 10
Cover the flat sides of three clothespins in one color of tape. Cover three more in another color. These colors will represent the two teams.
Step 11
On the front and back of the mouth end of the clothespins, attach "smiley face" stickers. Again, three should be one color and the other three should be another.
Step 12
Repeat step 9. 
Step 13
Clip the clothespins to the dowel rods.
Step 14
Hot glue pom-poms onto the ends of the dowel rods.
Step 15
Create a ball by rolling up the tape and shaping it into a ball.

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