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Simple Pinball Game for Kids

This project is a medium build, but if you are patient it's worth it.

Simple Pinball Game for Kids

If you want to create a kids’ pinball that isn’t a real pinball machine, then this project is for you. There are no bumpers, slingshot, pinball fingers, sound, etc.

Steps

Step #1:

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Here is an example of a simple pinball game for kids.

Step #2:

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  • Materials
  • 1= Nails
  • 2= Elastic or rubber bands
  • 3= Small and medium dowels
  • 4= Big stick
  • 5= Plank

Step #3:

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  • Tools
  • 1= Wood glue
  • 2= Felt-tip marker (e.g., for CD/DVD)
  • 3= Pen
  • 4= Hammer
  • 5= Saw
  • 6= Ruler

Step #4:

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  • First, measure the plank's width with the ruler and mark this length on the big stick.
  • Saw the big stick to the same length as the width of the plank.

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  • After the stick is cut to length, sand it smooth with sandpaper.
  • Now put some wood glue on the stick and glue it to the back of the plank at one end.

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When the glue has dried, turn the plank over and draw the design of your pinball game on the top. Here is an example.

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Hammer in the nails, following your design. Be careful not to hit your fingers!

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Mark the dowels for length, cut them and glue them to the plank.

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  • You can create a banister as shown.
  • Here is a video tutorial for creating this item.

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When the glue has dried, you can embellish your design with the felt-tip marker.

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Now stretch the rubber bands around the nails to create bumpers and the launcher.

Step #12:

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You can add bumpers along the banister with nails and rubber bands as shown.

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  • Now your kids' pinball is finished!
  • To play with the kids' pinball you have two choices:
  • A geomag ball
  • An electromag ball
  • Here is a demo of my kids' pinball.

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