During the winter, my family loves to go ice skating and watch ice hockey games. Here’s an easy ice hockey table game you can bring to life in the cozy, crafty comfort of your own living room. Made with real ice and materials you’ve already got at home, you can enjoy all the excitement of ice hockey while staying nice and warm.
What You Need
- 1 aluminum foil container
- 1 piece of copy paper, large enough to fit the container
- 2 pipe cleaners
- 2 wooden tablespoons
- 1 black button
- Thin red tape
- 1 blue circle sticker (medium)
- 1 blue circle sticker (small)
Note: You can also use water-resistant red and blue marker instead of tape and stickers. Metal or plastic spoons work as well.
Fold the paper (already cut to fit the container) in half and then again at each end (1 inch). Reopen the folds. Mark the middle and goal lines with the red tape. Fold the paper lengthwise to determine the middle and goal points. Then cut the large blue sticker in half to mark the goals and place the small sticker at the center of the rink.
Place the paper in the container and fill with it water until the paper is completely covered, then pour a little bit more to give your ice thickness. If it’s cold enough where you live, carefully take the container outside and let it freeze overnight. Otherwise, leave it in the freezer for a few hours.
To make the goals, twist each pipe cleaner together to form a square. Fold the squares in half at a 90 degree angle and your goals are ready to shoot on! The wooden spoons are your hockey sticks and the button is your puck. To make the spoons look more like real hockey sticks, cut away half of the top. Practice your skills while you wait for the ice to freeze!
After the match, put your rink back in the freezer so that it will be ready for your next game tomorrow.