Monday, September 21, 2009

Miniature Golf Day

Today is Miniature Golf Day. How fun is THAT? No matter how young or how old, mini golf is just plain fun. To celebrate, why not make a miniature golf course in your yard or even in your living room? Here's some ideas from to get you started:

Golf clubs (or sponge and yardstick) golf ball or rubber ball, masking tape, glue, scissors, markers, shoe box, cardboard, coffee can.
Use your own clubs, or masking tape a new sponge to a yardstick
Build your course (see ideas below) using the coffee can for the final hole.
Take turns playing your way through your course.

Ideas for golf course
For a tunnel, cut out the bottom of an empty oatmeal box, and place the box on its side.
To make a house, turn a shoe box upside down and cut out an entrance from one end, and the exit from the other end.
Fold a piece of cardboard in half and set it up like a tent for the ball to go through.
Place two or three frisbees on the floor to form a curved fairway for the ball to go through.
Make a ramp by scoring (run one point of the scissors in a straight line without cutting all the way through) a piece of cardboard twice. Bend slightly at each score mark to create a upside, flat, and downside to your ramp. Put some books under the center section for support.
For a straight fairway, use two rows of building blocks.
Make a sandtrap from a hula hoop.
For a pipe use paper and tape it.
Put a chair or stool in the center of the room for the ball to go under.

Just use your imagination and the possibilities are endless. Happy Miniature Golf Day!