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Safari Miniature Golf Set

Safari Miniature Golf Set

Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Recycle old cardboard boxes into golf fun.

What you'll need

  • Cardboard (from large boxes and cereal boxes)
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Empty cardboard egg carton
  • Masking tape
  • Lids from cans of frozen juice concentrate
  • Flexible drinking straws
  • Construction paper
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Gift wrap tubes
  • Craft knife
  • Aluminum foil

How to make it

  1. Cut 6 animal shapes from cardboard.
  2. Cut a semicircular opening from the bottom of each animal.
  3. Paint the shapes.
  4. Fashion a rectangular cross-brace from cardboard, paint it, and join it to the animal shape using an interlocking-slot design: cut a 2-inch slot in the bottom of the animal shape and the top of the brace and fit the two together.
  5. For each tee, cut a small circle from cardboard, tape on an inverted cup snipped from the egg carton, and paint.
  6. To make each hole for the course, center a juice can lid on a small circle of cardboard, trace it, and cut a hole. Tape the juice can lid over the opening with the lipped edge down, then turn the cup over and paint. Tape the short end of a flexible straw to the rim, then bend the long end up and top with a construction paper flag.
  7. For each club, flatten one end of a toilet paper tube and insert it into a slot -- 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide - cut into the end of a gift wrap tube. Secure with tape and paint.
  8. Crumple up aluminum foil to make the golf balls.
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