Don’t throw away your shoe boxes! Instead turn them into a fun basketball game the whole family can play with. With a shoebox, a spoon, and a cup you can make a mini basketball game that is fun for everyone.
Don’t throw away your shoe boxes! Instead turn them into a fun basketball game the whole family can play with. With a shoebox, a spoon, and a cup you can make a mini basketball game that is fun for everyone. The Cardboard Basketball Game is also easy to store. You can take your box out whenever your friends come over and see how many points you can get!
Ping Pong ball
Tape or Glue
Step 1: Decorate a shoe box into a basketball game.
Step 2: Place the box against the lid to create an “L” shape.
Step 3: Cut a cup to create a hoop. Tape or glue it to the lid wall.
Step 4: Glue or tape a spoon through the end of the box to create a catapult, attach it to a rubber band to add more tension.
Step 5: Fling ping pong balls into the hoop. See how many points you can get!
Makers can build simple catapults with spoons to see how to make ping pong balls into projectiles. The Cardboard Basketball Game is a fun game that anyone can enjoy. The activity will get kids excited to build, craft, and tinker. The activity also encourages variation and creativity. Kids can make sliding hoops and obstacles. They can make different types of catapults and use different kinds of projectiles.
Kids can play in teams, or play against each other, to build teamwork skills and let out their competitive nature.
Maker Fun Fact!
Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith. The game used to be played with a soccer ball until 1929. Learn more!