DIY Elephant Game by Carissa Ainsworth - Musely
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DIY Elephant Game

posted in Games
10/17/2015
  • What you need
    •one large piece of wood any dimensions you want
    •3 cardboard boards
    •4 screws
    •gray paint
    •painters tape
    •tacky (spray) glue
    •black sharpie
    •white paint
    •dryer tube
    •knife
    • tool to cut circular hole in wood
    •ping pong balls
    •tub to collect balls
    •paint brush

    Optional
    • paint for back of board
    •trifold board to help collect ping pong balls
    • extra decor

  • Paint board now if you plan to do so
If not line tape in shape of elephant head after tracing dryer tube and paint
    Paint board now if you plan to do so
    If not line tape in shape of elephant head after tracing dryer tube and paint
  • Do the same for both ears
    Do the same for both ears
  • Then carefully with a knife cut the cardboard pieces out
    Then carefully with a knife cut the cardboard pieces out
  • Now arrange the placement of the elephant on the board and draw a circle where the cut will be

  • Now cut the circle out of the wooden board
    Now cut the circle out of the wooden board
  • Add the glue to the back of ears and head and then to where it will go on the board and wait for it to dry
    Add the glue to the back of ears and head and then to where it will go on the board and wait for it to dry
  • When dry apply to board

  • Now run the tube through the hole and shape trunk as desired
    Now run the tube through the hole and shape trunk as desired
  • Next use painters tape to put an outline of the body and paint

  • Next trace the feet, trunk, ears, face and little details. And add two round circles to the eyes and add a mouth
    Next trace the feet, trunk, ears, face and little details. And add two round circles to the eyes and add a mouth
  • Next take your legs and line them in the back and use a hinge for easy transportation
    Next take your legs and line them in the back and use a hinge for easy transportation
  • And now you have the elephant game just line a box in the back with the other tube the poster board can go on top this box as a backboard to collect and the ping pong balls you can throw
    And now you have the elephant game just line a box in the back with the other tube the poster board can go on top this box as a backboard to collect and the ping pong balls you can throw
  • Have fun playing!!!!

  • Thank you! Please like an share for more. this project is great for a fundraiser or activity for all ages and is extremely fun to build.

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