Carrom board is a famous board game in India and almost all the households have one! It is a good family fun game. It’s hard to get carrom boards in US.So, I just thought of making this mini-cardboard carrom board for my kids 🙂
The flicking of the coins in a carrom board using fingers helps kids in their fine motor skills. Targeting the coins in the pocket helps in hand-eye coordination and also improves focus and attention.
This Cardboard carrom board here is made completely out of recycled materials. I have used the wire onion bags for the pockets and used bottle caps for the coins. This one here is not suitable for sophisticated players 😛 But works just enough for the younger champions to practice!
- Mesh or Wired Onion/Potato bags
- Bottle caps
- Glue gun/Strong glue
- Cut out a square piece of a cardboard and some smaller cardboard cut along the length of the main square piece.
- Now, cut out four circular holes around the four corners of the big cardboard piece for the pockets.
- Glue the smaller cardboard pieces around the four sides of the big piece like a border.
- Now, cut out 4 small circular pieces from the onion bag and glue them on the backside of the board covering the four pockets.
- I have just stuck a piece of white paper in the middle of the board and drew lines just like a real carrom board.
- Two different bottle caps are used for the two players. Use your finger as a striker or have a separate bottle cap as the striker.
- There are no hard and fast rules here! The Only rule is to have fun 🙂
- It’s totally your game and your rules!! 😀 Enjoy