How to Create your Table Soccer
- A large box lid, or a box that can be cut down, or a large
- Stems (pipe cleaners)
- Sticky tape
- Marker pens
- Ping pong ball
1. Use an A4 sheet of cardboard or thick paper and fold
it into quarters.
2. Draw a soccer man that takes up as much of the ¼
space as possible - colour in team colours, cut out and
use as a template for a second man. Keep the lower half as
thick as possible for stability.
4. Take a stem and bend it in half to make a
5. Bend about 2cm up on each end and cellotape each side
of the back of the player to create a V shaped stand to
allow him to stand up on his own (you will need to experiment a
6. Using a permanent marker you can draw the soccer ball
pattern on the ping-pong ball if you like.
7. Using stems, make 2 goal areas as on a soccer pitch -
make the openings large enough that the ping pong ball will fit
through. Use stems to create a support for the goal frame so
it will be free standing.
8. Cover the back and sides of the goal with cling
film so that it can catch any goals scored.
9. Start the ball in the centre of the pitch, boys use their
straws to blow the ball around and use their players to defend
If you have a large
enough area, 4 boys can play at the same time with
a goal on each edge of the square, but if not a traditional 2 ended
goal pitch will work.
Take table soccer to the
lounge room floor using Brain Noodles to make boy sized goals and
balloons as the ball - no hands - just body bumping the
ball through the fab Brain Noodle goal! Just watch out for