Brazil Craft (Week 3) World Cup Stadium

Who knew that a pizza box could be transformed into a soccer stadium?  (FYI:  soccer is known as football in most countries)  Add 2 players, 2 straws and a cotton ball and it becomes a full fledged table top game!  The rules are simple:  2 players stand at opposing ends of the field, which in this case is a pizza box with green poster board fitted inside to mimic a field.  Each player holds a straw and blows into it trying to send the cotton ball to the opposing side to score a GOOOAAALL!!!

Brazil Stadium

I chose to keep my pizza box in one piece, but to add to the fun, the pizza box can be cut along the goal lines to create a rectangular hole.  The pizza box can then be set on a stack of books so that the cotton ball drops into the hole when a goal is scored.  A bit more like foosball that way.

Here a few more detailed instructions on how to make your own stadium.

Materials Needed:

  • Green poster board
  • Pizza box
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Ads from newspapers or magazines and glue or tape
  • Cotton ball

To make the field, trim green poster board to fit inside an opened pizza box.  Next, use markers to draw the lines of field as shown is the photo above.  Shape pipe cleaners to look like goals and glue onto box in the appropriate position.  Cut out ads in rectangular shapes and glue them along the sides of the box to make them look like ads on a professional field.  Optionally, cut holes along goal box and stack pizza box on books as mentioned above.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil starting on Thursday, June 12 and ending on Sunday, July 13.  You can follow the action on the FIFA official website.  And please, do your country proud by commenting to tell me which country you will be supporting!


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  1. says

    Ah! This looks like so much fun! We are World Cup crazy at our house, but my 4 year old would definitely prefer to play his own version than to actually watch a whole game on TV. Thanks for sharing the idea! (Stopping in from The Mommy Club Link-up.)

    • Mommy Maleta says

      So glad you stopped by! I hope your 4 year old enjoys playing this game! My 9 & 6 year olds like it too!

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