Great game for school holidays
As a school-goer I spent the whole term wishing for the holidays and yet, when they arrived I was normally so bored that I couldn't wait to get back to school and be with all my friends.
I think most kids spend the holidays saying "I'm bored" or "What can we do?" So, thanks to Skil and Sew Woodsy, you can now make a great game to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays!
For added fun, build two frames so that children can compete against each other.
You will need:
2 of 600 x 1320mm 12mm plywood
2 of 100 x 1320mm 12mm plywood
2 of 100 x 560mm 20mm pine
2 of 100 x 350mm 20mm pine
2 of 120mm long threaded bolts
2 of 10mm flat washers for bolts
2 of 10mm wing nuts for bolts
65mm deck screws
Woodoc 30 exterior sealer
Woodoc steel wool
1. Assemble the frame by inserting the 100 x 600mm pieces between the sides at each end and screwing together with wood screws.
2. Use a template to draw a circle on one of the sheets of plywood.
Drill an 8mm hole through the board - within the drawn circle - and then insert the jigsaw blade to cut out the shape.
3. Use your jigsaw to cut rounded ends on each of the 100 x 350mm sections.
These will be the folding legs to lift the frame.
Cut a 20-degree angle at the other end of each leg, so that it sits nicely on the ground when opened.
4. Drill a hole through each side - and through two legs - and insert a threaded bolt to join the two together.
5. Put on a washer and wing nut and tighten to secure.
Don't tighten too much - you want to be able to open and close the legs easily.
6. Finish off by sanding the entire project and then wiping clean to remove all traces of dust.
Apply Woodoc 30 to provide protection so that the frame can remain outdoors.
7. To make the bags, sew up three sides of scrap fabric, fill up to three-quarters with dried mealies and then sew closed.