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.......................................................BAT AND BALL HOLDER
From Superkids by Jean Marzollo - Illustrations by Irene Trivas

Many of the activities on these pages may require adult supervision.
Be sure to tell a grown-up about what you're planning and ask for permission before getting started.

Comes in mighty handy.


bat and ball holder


Take a piece of what is called 1-by-8inch wood (it is actually 3/4 inch by 7 1/4 inches) and cut off a 6-inch piece. That will be the back of the holder. Now cut off another piece, 4 inches long. That will be the little shelf. Measure in 1 1/2 inches from the left end of the shelf and make a mark. Measure in another 1 1/2 inches from the left end and make another mark. Now draw a rounded notch going in about 2 1/2 inches (see diagram) and cut it out yourself by hand with a coping saw (a hard job but possible). Or you can ask an adult with a band saw or a saber saw to cut it out for you.

Drill a 1-inch hole part of the way through in the middle of the rest of the shelf. Spread glue on the back edge and nail it to the hanger from the back of the hanger so the nails don't show. Be sure to measure down from the back so your nail placement is correct. Drill a hole under the ball hole and glue in a dowel peg. Drill holes in the four corners so you can mount the bat and ball holder on the wall. Finish as desired.


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Based on the book SUPERKIDS: Creative Learning Activities for Children 5-15
Text © Jean Marzollo, Illustrations © Irene Trivas

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