DIY Foosball Game Shoebox

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April 20, 2020

DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - ready to playHere is a fun, foosball game you can make for your kids. What's great is afterwards it is easy to store!

Note: There are different styles you can use to make your foosball game. This is my twist/take for my kids to play with.


Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 wooden dowels
  • acrylic paint & paint brush
  • shoebox
  • scissors
  • 8 clip style clothespins
  • tempera paint
  • ball


  1. Paint 3 wooden dowels with your choice of colors - I used red and blue each. Allow paint to dry.
  2. DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - dowels and paint
    DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - painting a dowel blue
    DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - three red and three blue dowels drying
  3. Depending on your shoe box (you may have to cut the lid off and save for storage if you want) or, use a shoebox with a detachable lid.
  4. DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - shoebox lid
  5. Use paint or tempura paint and color clothespins - 4 red, 4 blue.
  6. DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - clothespins in the box
    DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - red and blue tempera paing
    DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - painting a clothespin red on one side of the top part
  7. Poke holes on both sides of the box to insert the wooden dowels. Attach clothespins, two each, to coordinating colors.
  8. DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - dowels with clothespins attached
    DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - dowels stuck through holes on each side of the box

  9. Add a ball and you're ready to play!
  10. DIY Foosball Game Shoebox - ball in the box, ready to play
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April 22, 20200 found this helpful

The littles in my family would love this! Great!

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April 23, 20200 found this helpful

What an Awesome idea ! :)

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