Jump into the Summer of Making! ›
This project is a medium build, but if you are patient it's worth it.
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.
Here is an example of a simple pinball game for kids.
When the glue has dried, turn the plank over and draw the design of your pinball game on the top. Here is an example.
Hammer in the nails, following your design. Be careful not to hit your fingers!
Mark the dowels for length, cut them and glue them to the plank.
When the glue has dried, you can embellish your design with the felt-tip marker.
Now stretch the rubber bands around the nails to create bumpers and the launcher.
You can add bumpers along the banister with nails and rubber bands as shown.
Send us feedback on our site design, bugs, story ideas, maker community events and any other share-worthy thoughts.
We can't guarantee a response to each submission, but we promise to think about every one.
Stay inspired with the Make: newsletter
Make: and Maker Faire are registered trademarks of Maker Media, Inc. | Privacy | Terms
Copyright © 2004-2016 Maker Media, Inc. All rights reserved
you are now signed up to the Make: newsletter.
The latest news about startups, products, incubators, and innovators.
Keep up with the Greatest Show(and tell) on Earth.
Be the first to learn about new products, plus exclusive discounts.
Thanks for signing up.
Your FREE PDF is on its way. Please check your email. You will also be receiving the weekly Make: Newsletter to keep you inspired with new projects and more product reviews.
Your changes have been saved. Keep Making!
Thanks for your submission. Our editors will review your materials and follow up with you via email as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep making stuff!
Make: is the voice of the Maker Movement, empowering, inspiring, and connecting Makers worldwide to tinker and hack. Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!
Stay inspired, keep making.