Super Mario Green Pipes

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I wanted to create a simple obstacle course item for the Super Mario Bros birthday party, so I thought of making green pipes for the kids to jump over like Mario and Luigi.

I used old round plastic containers from home for this.  They were various sizes so they would be different heights for the kids to jump over.

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I wrapped each one in heavy bright green poster board, securing the backs with clear tape.

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I also cut another thin strip of poster board to wrap and tape at the top of each pipe, to give them a little bit of depth and a more realistic pipe look.

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We lined up them up in a little zig zag pattern and the kids had fun jumping over them over and over and they held up pretty well after getting knocked over a few times.

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A few of the poster board strips came slightly loose in the back a few days after the party, so I just secured them back up with thicker clear packing tape. Done!


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