4 Uses for Your Chewy Box: DIY Games and Crafts for Kids

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4 Uses for Your Chewy Box: DIY Games and Crafts for Kids

Challenge Level 4: Indoor Skee-Ball

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Materials: Several Chewy boxes (one large box at least 22 x 14 x 12, and two medium OR a medium and a small), duct tape or glue gun, clear packing tape, markers, three to six dog toy balls (tennis balls, Kong Ball Toy, Kong Squeeze Ball or treat balls like Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball or Kong Active Cat Treat Ball), box cutter or scissors

Optional Materials: Non-slip drawer liner, craft paint

Get ready for the ultimate family Skee-Ball challenge! In no time at all (okay, maybe a little time), you’ll turn these Chewy boxes into a fully functional arcade game favorite—right in your own living room.

Step 1: Cut off the two longer flaps from your Chewy box.

Step 2: With the box right side up, cut out one of the shorter sides, including the short flap. Keep this piece—it will be part of your ramp.

Step 3: Fold the one short flap that is still attached to the box down into the box. Place the ramp inside the box, line up the short side with the short box flap, and tape these ends together so you have a long ramp.

Step 4: Make creases every couple of inches so the ramp is slightly curved, and then secure the sides to the inside of the box with clear packing tape or duct tape. Line up the bottom end of the ramp with the box end, and tape them together. For extra traction, use non-slip drawer liner underneath the box.

Step 5: Cut the flaps off of each medium (or small) Chewy box.

Step 6: If you have a small box, place it inside the medium box to create two or three compartments, depending on the level of challenge you want. Glue the boxes in place with a glue gun. If you have several medium boxes, line them up next to one another and glue them together.

Step 7: Write the number of points on the front of the first box and the inside back of each remaining box. You can decide how many points each box or inner box is worth. We used a small box placed in the middle of a medium box, which gave us three sections worth 20, 50 and 100 points.

Step 8: Place the point boxes about four feet beyond your ramp (adjust as needed).

Step 9: You can decorate your ramp and/or boxes or leave them as is.

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Play for fun, or keep score to see who can get to 300 points first! If you decide to use treat balls, the whole furry family can join in and chase after fallen treats.

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