Diy projects can be really rewarding and a fun way to recycle the delivery boxes stacking up since lockdowns. The important part of this project is easy and doesn’t take much skill or creativity. Beyond that feel free to be creative, play and have fun!
So…where do we begin? The recycle bin!
First, we need a tube: Pringles cans are perfect for this, or a mailer tube. I used a 2 ½” wide, 12” long mailer tube.
Cardboard: amazon boxes or any other currogated scrap card. This will be the tiles and internal baffles.
A tray or shallow box for the base: I used a chinese take-out lid.
Dice corral ( so they don’t roll away): A shallow box or the bottom of a oatmeal tube.
Egg cartons: for rock texture.
Plastic bottle : the top half of a bottle that will sit in the top of the tube. This will form the base of the roof and the space you throw the dice in.
Tools: scissors, exacto knife, glue (paper glue and hot glue) , Pencil.
Prepare the tube and baffles:
4. The top and bottom holes should be on the same side. Position the top one on the same side as the opening of the first baffle.Make a doorway like opening on the bottom , 1” up and about 2” wide on the bottom.
5. Bottom ramp
For the bottom baffle draw another carboard circle but this time extend it ¼-1/2 “ as it will serve as a ramp .
Slip the disk inside the bottom of the tube and manipulate it so it creates a ramp that smoothly meets the bottom of your little doorway.
Using the hot glue gun, secure it from underneath.
Attach the base, top and corral.
Bottle on top.