Jul 30, 2012

Cardboard Skeeball!

I've been on a blog hiatus (reading them as well as posting; I miss you guys!) due to an extended vacation to my home on the West Coast of Canada followed by a summer of single-parenting due to the fact my husband comes home only to sleep these days, he's so busy with work and school.

Neither am I sewing, which pains me greatly. (I did manage to successfully alter my best friend's wedding dress on a borrowed machine back at home though!)

The one creative thing I have managed time for these past few weeks is this skeeball game I crafted from cardboard and hot glue for my kid's fourth birthday party. It's nearly life-size, and features faux lights made from water balloons. I studied photos of skeeball games to get the bump just right (without it, the ball won't bounce up into the hole). It worked perfectly. I wish we got some video of the kids playing with it before it was destroyed (inevitable considering it was made from cardboard and four-year-olds hopped up on birthday cake are as good as your worst drunken party guest. They took particular delight in pulling out all the balloons and stomping on them until they popped. I hope none of our neighbors have PTSD; it sounded like a shooting range in there for a while).




I believe there was some interference going on there. Note all the "lights" were smashed by the time the parents got to play



I know. How could I have "no time to blog" if I had the hours to make a cardboard skeeball game? It didn't take me that long, and I loved it. If only "making shit with cardboard" was a viable career option.

14 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! The balloons were a nice touch!

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  2. How cool! The little buttheads must've had a great time playing with it!

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  3. This is so crazy awesome. And seriously, you have a career in cardboard.

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  4. GET OUT OF HERE.

    Skeeball might be one of my most favorite things ever (or favorite things when I'm in an arcade setting). This is awesome.

    I'm job-hunting right now and really wish someone would just pay me to make stuff and hangout with my cat.

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    1. Please give us instructions for this. I bet you can patent your instructions, actually.

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  6. You rule. This post rules. The Skeeball creation rules. And your description of yourself ("About Me") rules, too. Just needed to be said.

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  7. That's awesome! You have mad cardboard skillz. ;-) Did your sloper series get discontinued, btw? I think I need a sloper.

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  8. This is amazing! This is the only game thing I like.. my son likes it too. I'm going to try to make this one day. Love it!

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  9. Omg! This is my dads favorite thing ever I am going to make him one for his birthday . You are so inspiring . How on earth did you make this

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  10. is there a tutorial for this? id reallyyy like to make it but i need instructions :)

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  11. The skee ball is great and you sound like a fun person to know! Thanks 4 the Idea!

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