Jan 14

DIY: Ring Toss Game

by Hannah Holt »


Birthday season in our house has just begun. Three of my children have birthdays in the next three weeks. So while I usually try to write up healthy snacks on this blog, the next few weeks will probably have a lot of cake and games.

Speaking of games, today I’ll show you how to make your own ring toss:

To make the ring toss you will need…

  • 18 wooden popsicle (craft) sticks
  • three wooden dowels
  • a big box
  • masking tape
  • a craft glue (like Tacky)

1. First, make three rings by gluing the popsicle sticks into hexagons. Each “ring” will have six sides and needs six sticks, like this:

Let the glue dry overnight. Note: We tried making rings with pipe cleaners first, but the fuzzy rings didn’t have enough momentum for longer throws.

2. Have an adult use a sharp knife to punch three 1/4 inch slits into the top of the box. Wedge the dowels into the slits and secure them with the masking tape.

Note: If you want to decorate the box, it’s a good idea to do this before securing the dowels.

3. Create a masking tape line on the ground a few paces behind the box. Line up behind it for a chance to throw.

Other optional activities with this game:

  • Decorate the rings and/or the box
  • Assign different point values to each of the three dowels
  • Cut the dowels into different heights for an added ring toss challenge


  1. grandma weight

    Let the fun begin!!

  2. Joanna

    Party time! Great game for all ages!

  3. Susanna Leonard Hill

    Sounds like fun for everyone! Let the partying begin :)

  4. Stacy S. Jensen

    My cupcake monster toddler says, “Let them eat cake.”

  5. Carrie F

    This is perfect, Hannah. My son has a box of 1000 (or maybe more) popsicle sticks. We need popsicle stick activities!!

  6. Catherine Johnson

    Awesome idea, Hannah!