Doll sized Carpet ball

One of my favorite sports is carpet ball but we don’t have a carpet ball table and there is no chance of getting one. So I made a carpet ball table for my dolls that you can sort of play. Here is how I did it.

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I started with two boxes, One of them is for the base and should be a long as the table but my table is a little short. The other one is for the pockets. You could use two boxes but I used one.

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I cut the smaller box in half and cut the top off. I put cardboard on the open ends. I cut the other box to how deep I wanted it.

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I cut holes for the pockets and taped the flaps together.

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I taped the pockets in with the cardboard edge near the ends of the box.

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I covered four paper towel tubes with contact paper.

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And taped them to the the base.

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I covered the whole thing with contact paper.

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I covered the inside with green paper.

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Katlin wanted to try it out but the ball did not stay put very well.

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I painted the top with green paint for more traction.

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And then I cut the tubes and taped mini cans filled with chia seeds (Mom had too many chia seeds and they were heavy.) into the tubes.

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Later I covered the paint with cloth. The cloth helps the balls stay better and roll better. I am using marbles for balls and the shooter as the throwing ball.

I had fun making this and will have fun playing with it.

 

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