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Invent a game using a ball and a stick

By Anna Bruder, Artist

Take the Maker Challenge set by artist Anna Bruder. Using this activity pack design, make and play mini golf at home, at school, at your local park or anywhere you like! Then take inspiration from your mini golf game and invent your own new game using a ball and stick. Have fun!

Anna is an artist, theatre designer and prop maker living in London. She has designed and built awe inspiring theatre sets! She loves drawing, making and playing. Anna likes to invent games to play with her friends and family.


Download the full set of activities to get started on this challenge.

Activity 1

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Get started making your golf game

Begin making the basic elements for your mini golf game. You can use the template provided or explore what other designs or materials you could use.

Activity 2

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Create your course

Now make the hoops for your ball to go through. Use the templates or create your own. You can also make your game 3D what obstacles could you add to your game? A tunnel? A bridge? It's up to you.

Activity 4

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Make it your own

What can you add to or change on your mini golf course to make it more fun or difficult? Maybe you could invent some new extra rules? You could play about with things you have in the house that could be a club, like a wooden spoon and see how it changes playing your golf game.

Activity 5

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Now get thinking about your game

Before you start your invention drawing use this sheet to think about your new game using a ball and a stick. Who is it for? Where will it be played?

Invention sheet

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Draw your final invention

Don't forget to upload your invention sheet and a photo of your mini golf game for a change to win a Little Inventors book! See below.

How to enter!

You can submit more than one invention idea.

Submit invention ideas through our upload page.

  1. Draw your inventionon the Anna Bruder Maker Challenge - Activity 1
  2. Scan or photograph the *whole* sheetas straight on as possible
  3. Upload it in JPEG, PNG or GIF format (choose a file)

Each invention idea will comprise of an image of a clear drawing, the name, age and location of the inventor, the name of the invention and a description, and a contact email address.

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