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