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How to Make an Inexpensive Trophy

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Written by Bill Hanks   

homemade trophyHave you ever had a family contest when you needed an inexpensive trophy or award?  Maybe you had a backyard horseshoe or washer tournament.  This is a craft article for making a large but inexpensive trophy.  I use to make these for my physical education classes, when they played floor hockey.  

This trophy looks a bit like the "Stanley Cup." Although, I do not have an image of one of these, it looks similar to the image above.  It will not have the handles on it.

For this project, you will need a large plastic milk jug, scissors, saw, broom stick, tape, aluminum foil and a dark colored magic marker.

Step 1.  Take your scissors and cur your milk jug in the center.  Cut it into two sections.  Set these two aside for now.

Step 2.  Cut a four inch long piece of broom stick.  Set it aside.

Step 3.  Take the bottom part of your jug and cut a hole big enough in the center of the bottom for one end of the broom stick.  Place your broom stick about 2 inches through the plastic bottom.  Next take your tape and start circling the part of the stick that just went through.  Make the end bigger with the tape. Repeat this on the side opposite the plastic, too This will keep the stick from sliding through. (This is the top of your trophy)

Step 4.  Take the top of your plastic jug and slide the other end of the broom stick into the spout or neck of the jug.

Step 5.  Use your tape and tape the broom stick securely to the spout.  You don;t want it to move on you.

Step 6.  Take your aluminum foil and start covering the trophy to be.  Do the broom stick in the center first.  Then, proceed to the bottom and the top.  Cover the inside and outside of the milk jug.

Step 7.  Try to smooth out the outside of your trophy.  It will not be perfect.  You don't want it perfect.

Step 8.  With your magic marker, draw a large number one on it and color it in.  That is it, you are finished.

A homemade trophy is inexpensive and can provide that fun award, that you need for that special event.

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jswana said:

Sounds like a wonderful idea and cute project for family to enjoy. I can see this being kept for a lifetime.
August 24, 2010
Votes: +3

paul said:

Pretty cool idea. 5*
September 03, 2010
Votes: -1

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