Make a Giant Outdoor Kerplunk Game From Tomato Cages

2 Materials
30 Minutes
Trying to find a way to get your family outdoors for good summer memories here is a family game! Make a giant outdoor Kerplunk game from tomato cages! The object of Kerplunk is to pull out a stick without making the balls drop. Everyone takes a turn pulling a stick out one by one. Then if a ball or two drops (or 30) you keep them and at the end of the game count how many balls you made drop. The one who has least amount of points (balls dropped) wins!
The first thing we worked on was how many tomato cages we needed to stack. We arrived at 3 cages stacked together and zip tied into place. Three cages gave the height needed.
The next step was finding what we should use at the top of the cages to make sure the plastic balls wouldn't fall out of the sides of the tomato cages. Our first thought was to weave rope in and out of the wires but that didn't work so well. We cut out some clear vinyl fabric, punched holes in it, and zip tied the vinyl to the top of the cage. It was the perfect solution!

See the rest of the steps on making this extremely fun (and cute) game here
See the rest of the steps on making this extremely fun (and cute) game here
Suggested materials:
  • Tomato Cages   (Amazon (linked above))
  • Clear Vinyl Fabric   (Amazon (linked above))
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  • Gary Bryant Gary Bryant on Sep 22, 2017
    Looks neat, think I will try.
    Why not use chicken wire on top instead of plastic??

  • Coo14523263 Coo14523263 on May 03, 2018

    What are the sticks, looks like painted condure

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  • Kate Kate on Jan 31, 2019

    Love this idea!! What a great way to bring a childhood game into our adult life!! I can't wait to make this! Thanks for sharing!