dried peas or rice, a piece of drain pipe, a roll of news paper or small
piece of garden hose pipe.
rat by filling a sock with dried peas or rice. Tie off the open end of
the sock with string. Leave a length of string to act as the tail. Cut
off any excess sock material. Decorate the sock to make it look like a
rat by colouring the eyes, drawing a mouth and ears. Sew on wool to make
Make a 'Splatter' by rolling up a news paper and fastening with sticky
tape or cutting a small piece (30 cm) of garden hose pipe.
Find a piece of drain pipe approximately 2 metres long.
How to Play:
This game requires 2
people. The object of the game is to try and splat the rat just as it comes
out of the bottom of the pipe. The 'Splatter' should stand poised ready
to strike the rat. The other person is to release the rat from the top of
the pipe. It takes great judgment and skill to catch the rat! You can speed
up the rat by increasing the angle of the pipe, but you need be sure the
rat can escape freely at the bottom.
This is a great game
to make for fund raising events, where you can charge to "Have a
go" and offer a small prize to those who splat the rat.
You can also make a smaller 'Splat the mouse' version using a couple of
kitchen roll tubes.