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Spend Time With Kids – Make A Racket

Posted by on Sep 27th, 2009 and filed under Arts and Craft. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

racketBy Family Fun
Sept. 27, 2009

These rubber band rackets can be used with almost any kind of ball, including a tennis, Wiffle, or beach ball. A foam one is ideal for smaller play areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRAFT MATERIALS:

Plastic pipe

Rubber bands

Time needed: About 1 to 2 Hours

 

racket1Assemble the head: Use a fine-tooth handsaw to cut the PVC pieces shown below (you’ll have a few inches of pipe left over). Using the diagram as a guide, join the pieces to make the racket head.

Add the handle: Squeeze some tacky glue inside the tee fitting, then insert one end of the 16-inch-long piece. Slide the pipe cap onto the bottom.

String the racket: To string the racket head, stretch 16 rubber bands around the square horizontally, then add 7 vertically on each side of the handle.

Go out and play: Play Pro Kadima style, go for distance records, or draw a chalk court in your driveway for blacktop tennis matches.

Source: Family Fun

 

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