After the success of the US Women’s Olympic Soccer Team this summer I figure there will be lots of little girls wanting to give soccer a try this fall. One of our readers even suggested that the dolls play soccer so I set about making a soccer goal today so Madison and Marisol could have practice.
This was pretty easy, actually! Take 4 pipe cleaners and four drinking straws (the bendy straws work best) and make a square by twisting them together at the corners. Bend the bottom backwards at the bendy part of the straw and you are done. Now, this soccer goal ended up being more the size that you would want for Hearts for Hearts Girls (14″ dolls) so if you are are wanting to make your soccer goal 100% accurate, scale wise, for your 18″ dolls you probably need to add a few more straws to make it bigger.
You can see the goal and how it stands on its own. I opted not to put netting on the frame but if I make a bigger one, I might. Madison doesn’t mind – she is just happy to be outside practicing her soccer moves.
Marisol is very happy with her practice and finishes it off with an accurate shot at the goal.
During the second half of practice Marisol and Madison had a scrimmage. To show good sportsmanship they shake hands.
“Great work today, Marisol,” said Madison. “Thanks, do you think my Mom will take us to get milkshakes on the way home?” answered Marisol.
Are you playing any sports this fall? Remember to use good sportsmanship on and off the field!