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Teach Your Kid to be a Pinball Wizard


It’s summertime, and the kids are home! The beginning of summer seems to roll on smoothly as the kids sleep in or head to the pool.  As a mom, I try to give my kids a little time to just be kids and enjoy summer, but after a week or two, I find that I have to put my foot down and get my kids outdoors and off the couch and technology!  I am always looking for new innovative ways to keep them engaged.  Thankfully, after a little research you can come across some great ideas to keep them working those brains.

Whether you are looking for a way to get your kid off technology or the couch this summer, we have one cool idea that you need to check out!  Let’s go “old school” on them, and show them how to be a Pinball Wizard with the PinBox 3000!

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Cardboard Teck Instantute’s PinBox 3000 – the first tabletop pinball system made of recycled cardboard!   This DIY, fun-filled game is made of die cut parts and customizable play boards.  You can decorate the boards anyway that you would like, and they even have bumpers you can add to it.  Everything you need is included in this kit , and it requires no tools!

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The creators of The PinBox 3000, featured above,  created this with the goal to encourage community play, making, and engagement through kinetic, open-minded and creative platforms made of eco-friendly materials.  Powered by rubber bands, gravity and you, PinBox 3000 helps bring the “tap-swipe” generation back to the tactile maker experience.

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As a teacher, I am super excited about this product.  In 2017 they will be supporting STEAM initiatives.  Currently  teachers can access the PinBox 3000 curricula and project guides on their website.  If you are a teacher of any sort, this would be an awesome learning project.

So if you are looking for something to keep them engaged this summer and off their devices, this is the perfect solution!  We highly recommend the PinBox 3000.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a PinBox 3000 for review purposes only.  The opinions presented are 100% mine.  No compensation was received for this post.

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  1. momknowsbest15 says

    This would be so fun for my boys. I like that it sparks creativity.

  2. middleageddiva says

    Say what! This is awesome and it would be nice to teach the kids this classic game! I think it’s a lot of fun and I like that you can design it on your own too.

  3. Terri Ramsey Beavers says

    Anything that makes me grandkids use their imagination is worth buying. I love the pinball wizard, and so will they.

  4. Anne Yedlin says

    How awesome is this! I love how it’s made from all recycled materials and something that the kids can take pride in putting together. What a great way to get them disconnected from electronics.

  5. Jenny Temcio says

    This is the coolest thing I have seen in awhile! I want to send them to all my nieces and nephews. The fact that the kids can decorate and customize them makes all the difference in them being creative and really loving what they have made. SUPER COOL!

  6. Helene Cohen Bludman says

    This is a fun idea! Haven’t heard about pinball in a long time.

  7. Nicole - Miss Sparkle says

    What a cool idea! I’m sure the kids will love putting their own toy together and play with it 🙂

  8. Ann Bacciaglia says

    My kids are going to love this. I loved to play pinball when I was growing up.

  9. nlampert says

    This looks like a lot of fun, I loved pinball as a kid and would have enjoyed something like this!

  10. Adaleta Avdić says

    Woah how cool is this, I think it is really awesome for kids to play pinball!

  11. GD Blog says

    Oh my! This Pinbox is such a cute idea to play the classic pinball game. i would also love this, for sure.

  12. Blair Villanueva says

    Cute toys for boys and girls! This will be fun especially for family bonding.

  13. Meryland Cuevas says

    This is so awesome and cute. I used to play this when I was a teenager for hours at the arcades!!

  14. Parenting Healthy says

    My husband has passed a pinball love to our son. They love it and he would have a blast with this product

  15. Cynthia Nicoletti says

    Very cute. So good for children for learning.

  16. Jennifer L says

    Wow my 12 year self would be in love with this pin ball game. Heck i´m wanting one for myself.Sounds like so much fun.

  17. Lorena says

    Wow it looks so much fun I need to try to do it and play with my kids amazing way to learn

  18. Eileen Mendoza Loya says

    I loved playing pinball when I was a kid. I am happy they are making a comeback so the kids nowadays can experience the fun. Practice makes perfect with that pinball machine made out of cartons.

  19. Eileen Kelly says

    What an awesome gift for the young ones So much to make them think.

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