World Wrestling Entertainment action figures are available from both Mattel and Jakks Pacific. While there are plenty of official WWE toy wrestling rings to buy, you can do a fun craft project with your child and create a durable wrestling ring that can be built with mostly household and craft items. Your child can help with most of the project, except perhaps for some simple sewing, power-drill and gluing tasks. The finished WWE toy ring can be customised with your child’s favourite wrestler or a WWE logo.
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Things you need
- Square plastic container
- Light-blue satin fabric
- Staple gun
- Super-adhesive glue
- Power drill
- 4 plastic rods, 6-inch
- Stretchy jewellery cord
- 4 cotton balls
- Black latex fabric
- Black thread and needle
- Black satin fabric
- Iron-on paper
Wash out the plastic container thoroughly and let dry.
Flip the box over so that the open side sits on the table. This will serve as the basic mat for the wrestling ring. Drape a section of light-blue satin fabric over the container. Tightly pull the satin and secure it with a staple gun around the bottom edges of the container. Glue the corners of the fabric for extra hold; use the scissors to trim any extra fabric that may be hanging off.
Drill a hole (slightly less than 1 inch in diameter) in each corner of the container. Don't drill too close to the edge; you don't want the container to crack.
Place a plastic rod into each corner. Push it through the hole until it's pushed through about 1 inch deep. Flip the container on its side so that you can easily access the underside of the container without putting pressure on the plastic rods.
Glue the rods into place by placing glue in the underside of each rod. Make the plastic rods more secure by adding a washer and gluing the rods again. Set the wrestling ring upright and lightly move the rods to make sure they're secure.
Loop the end of the jewellery cord around one plastic corner rod. Extend the cord tightly across to the corner directly to the right and loop it around that corner. Repeat this process until the cord is back to the first rod and around each rod on the ring. Loop it again and tie the cord off. Repeat Step 6 until there are three evenly spaced sections of rope that form the wrestling ring ropes. You can use different coloured cords to add a pattern to the ring.
Cover four cotton balls with a small piece of black latex fabric. Sew the ends of the latex to secure the cotton ball inside. Attach each cotton ball to the rope connection point in every corner to create the turnbuckles. Sew a thread through and around the plastic rod. Once tied, secure it more by adding a dab of glue.
Line the edges of the ring with the black satin fabric. Apply glue to the top edge of the satin and press firmly against the blue satin. Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry.
Print out WWE logos and graphics on iron-on transfer paper. Iron on the graphic directly in the centre of the ring, or use markers to apply your own custom graphic.
Test the ring with WWE action figures to make sure everything is secure. Make any adjustments to improve the performance of the ring.
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