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Tabletop Beach Volleyball Snack

Ingredients

  • Frigo® Cheese Heads® Snacking Combos of your choice (one meat stick and one cheese stick)
  • Pool noodle
  • Hot glue
  • White non-sip rug mat
  • Knife
  • Ping pong ball or mini inflatable beach ball
  • Permanent markers
  • Lunchbox or basket (optional)
  • Sharp scissors

 

Directions

  1. First, you will want to color the ping pong ball using the permanent markers, so it has some time to completely dry. Give your ping pong ball stripes so it looks more like a beach volleyball. If you are going with an inflatable ball, just leave it folded and deflated so it fits in the lunchbox. Then, you or your child can inflate it when  you're ready to play.
  2. Next, you will want to cut the pool noodle. A bread knife works easily, and doesn't make a mess. Cut the end of the noodle into a ring about 1-inch thick. You will need two of these. Make sure they are flat so the Snacking Combos stand up well.
  3. Place the Snacking Combos into the center hold of the pool noodle. They should fit snugly. Since the meat stick and cheese stick are different sizes, you will need to place the meat stick right-side up with the opening at the top and the cheese stick upside down with the opening in the hole. *Keep them in their packages!
  4. Set the Snacking Combos that are inside the pool noodle rings next to the non-slip mat or whatever you are using as your net to measure about how wide and tall you should cut the net. Use the sharp scissors to cut a straight line.
  5. Remove the Snacking Combos from the pool noodles when you are ready to glue the net to the packaging. Make sure you glue on the correct side of each (mark the proper sides with a small dot of permanent marker, if needed). Place the net next to the cheese stick or meat stick packages so you know how long of a glue line to make; line them across from each other how they will be once the net is in place so you know which side of the snack packaging to glue on.
  6. Carefully place the net onto the hot glue and press down flat. Make sure not to burn yourself. You may want to use part of a pencil to press down, so you don't have to use your fingers.
  7. Place all the supplies in a lunchbox or basket if you are looking to transport. The basket can also double as a place to bounce the ball into. This makes for a fun challenge and helps catch the ball so it doesn't bounce away too far.

If your children want to play the tabletop beach volleyball game together, they can sit across from each other at the table an bounce the ball back and forth, using their hands just as you would a beach ball.

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