One of my favorite backyard games is ladder ball. About five years ago we bought a set after playing the game at a friend’s house. This year we set it up as soon as the weather was nice and played a few games. But that was all it took. A few games into the summer and one of the bars broke. As a quick fix we taped it with Duck tape, which was basically useless.
Then, within a few days a second bar broke. At this point we went to the sporting goods store to buy replacement bars. Shockingly, the store carried replacement ladder ball balls but not the plastic bars.
Fast-forward another week and my husband is cleaning out the shed. And what does he toss out onto the lawn? The remaining crib bars, which I repurposed to make hose guides.
How to Upcycle Crib Bars for Replacement Ladder Ball Bars
Crib bars or dowels
Jig saw or Dremel
(Optional) Spray Paint
Step 1: cut metal bars, pipe, or dowel to match the size of the ladder ball bars
Step 2: Spray paint the bars to match the broken bars
Step 3: Wrap foam paper around the ends of the bars until the are thick enough to tightly fit into the side holes. Wrap electrical tape around the foam paper to secure.
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