Ping Pong Table: DIY Project

Ping Pong Table DIY Project        Ping Pong Table DIY Project

Our dining room table gets used a lot and not just for dining.  We eat at our dining room table nightly but after the dishes get cleared, let the ping pong games begin!  We turned our dining room table into a ping pong table.  You can do it, too, by following these easy steps.

Ping Pong Table:  DIY Project Materials Needed

  1. 2 plastic containers (one for either side of the “net”) that holes can be poked into (I suggest Odwalla juice).  Must have lids.
  2. Pennies, marbles, sand or rocks to weight the plastic containers.
  3. Wood dowel to make a “net” to reach across your table.
  4. Screw driver or scissors to poke hole in plastic container.
  5. 2 ping pong paddles and balls.

First, empty, clean, and dry plastic containers.

Fill bottoms of each container with your material of choice.  I used pennies.  Put on lid.  Consider gluing lids on if you have little ones around.

Ping Pong Table DIY Project

Cut holes with scissors, screw driver or other tool.

Ping Pong Table DIY Project

Push wood dowel through holes.

Ping Pong Table DIY Project        Ping Pong Table DIY Project

That’s it.  So easy.  Stretch out your arms before playing (if you’re over 40, this is required!).

This is an excellent way to spend an inside, rainy day.  It takes very little effort, cost is minimal, and for Wii- free-homes (like ours!) you can’t beat it for the fun and indoor exercise.

Playing ping pong with my kids always makes me laugh!  Nicks in the table?  Much like broken wine glasses, it’s a sign of a good time at our home!

 What do you like to do for fun at your house? Do you like ping pong?

Go Gingham related links:

Technology free Sundays and more family rules that work for our family
Family game night – fun and expensive
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5 thoughts on “Ping Pong Table: DIY Project

  1. I LOVE this! We’re getting married in August (outdoor wedding) and I’m looking for games to bring for summer, outdoor fun (hopefully it won’t be TOO hot!). This is perfect!!


    1. Sandy, your boys will love this. I did just find a ping pong ball behind a bowl on a bookcase but the thing with those little balls is they are really harmless! I checked out your site, too. We seem very similar…


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