Posted: Jul 22, 2013 9:00 AM
Take backyard games to a whole new level with a large-scale homemade version of the classic Ker-Plunk game! Adults and kids will love challenging each other to see who wins!

allParenting Ker-Plunk game materials

What you'll need:

  • 4 (16-inch) 2 x 4 boards
  • 4 (10-inch) 4 x 4 boards
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Spray paint
  • Wire netting
  • 18-gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Staple gun and staples
  • 30-40 bamboo garden stakes
  • Ball pit balls

What you'll do:

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Start by screwing the 16-inch 2 x 4 boards together to form a square.

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Next, screw the 10-inch 4 x 4 boards to the four corners of the square to make legs.

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Give the wood platform a coat of spray paint, and then let the paint dry.

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Make a tube out of the wire netting, and use the 18-gauge wire to hold it in place.

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Place the wire tube on top of the wooden platform and use the staple gun to secure the tube to the platform.

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Slide the bamboo garden stakes through the openings in the wire tube. Make sure the stakes go all different directions and don't leave any large gaps.

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Fill the top of the tube with the ball pit balls, and the game is ready to play!

How to play Ker-Plunk:

  • Take turns having each player remove one stick at a time.
  • The object of the game is to remove the stick without having any balls fall out.
  • In the end, the player who has the lowest number of balls wins.

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