Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paper Plate Ring Toss Game

Today we made our own take on the traditional ring toss game. Bubble enjoyed playing it and Squeak enjoyed pulling the rings on and off.
This game worked great for Bubble and Squeak who were throwing close range, but if you wanted the rings to be thrown from a decent distance I think the paper plates were not dense/heavy enough. In this case I'd probably either layer and glue several plates together or wrap them in something like string or twine to weight them.

WE USED:

* paper plates
* paint
* scissors
* long cardboard tube (from cling wrap, peper towel etc...)
* sticky tape

Cut the centre from some paper plates to use as your 'rings'.

To make the stand I just cut slits in the bottom of the cardboard tube and flattened the ends, then taped it to the reverse side of a plate so it would stand up.



31 comments:

  1. A simple but fantasic idea. I have a monthly blog hop at http://www.monkeyingaround1.blogspot.com/

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  2. great minds think alike I was planning on making something very similar... it is a fantastic idea :)

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  3. Thanks Kara :-)
    MA - will go and check out your Blog tonight! Thanks for the link.
    Philippa - hehe, that happens to me all the time too :-D We're working on a slightly different version of this game at the moment but I can't seem to find much time to get it finished, the week is going by too fast! Can't wait to see yours when you make them, everything you and your little ones make always looks like fabulous fun.

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  4. Oh you are SO full of great ideas. I should do this with my kids - my son would love it, my daughter probably wouldn't LOVE it, but it would be good for her! Lovely that it involves painting the rings too (she'd like that bit!).

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  5. Thanks Sarah, hope you guys have fun with it! The rings were very lightweight which was ok for my littlies, but I think wrapping the rings with twine or something would make them work heaps better. Bubble definitely enjoyed the painting bit the most too! :-)

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  6. You are such a fun Mum, full of great ideas, LOVE it!

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  7. Caz, I'll feature this idea here: http://www.squidoo.com/reusepaperrollLove it :)

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  8. Thankyou Christie :-)
    Thankyou too Michelle, will have to bookmark your site, it looks fabulous! I love repurposing so most of our craft projects involve reusing something from our recycle bag. Amazing what you can make with a toilet roll or empty bottle isn't it! :-D

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  9. What a great crafty game! Keeping them busy for a while! I've added it to the M&T Spotlight! http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  10. thanks for the idea, we'll have to try this after our next cookout i'm sure we'll have plates left over

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  11. I thought this was a great rainy day activity. I did it also on my blog as well! Thanks for posting!

    http://joliluja.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/paper-plate-ring-toss-game/

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  12. Thankyou for sharing joliluja, they turned out great! I love the paper clip idea to weight them too.

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  13. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/paper-ring-toss-game/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  14. This is such a fun idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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  15. LOVE this! I'm featuring it today on my "Top 10 Things to Make Out of Paper Plates" post @ www.cheapcraftymama.com! Please feel free to grab a button!

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  16. Love this! Shared here
    http://pinsandprincesses.blogspot.com/2012/04/toilet-paper-tube-extravaganza.html

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  17. Great idea. I just wondered about keeping the tube upright, thought it might need some weight? Then I thought why not just buy a new sink plunger at the dollar store? If using outside it would have enough weight that the wind shouldn't blow it over, and indoors it could be "plunged" to the floor! Could even paint the handle in cute colors if want to pretty it up!

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  18. Just stopping by with congratulations! Your project was in the top 5 most popular posts for May (Yes, trying to get caught up!) on Fun Family Crafts! Thanks for sharing your creativity and we hope you'll submit more. If you would like to see the post and grab a TOP 5 button, you can see it here http://funfamilycrafts.com/may-2012-top-posts/ Thanks!

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  19. So fun! You were in the top 5 for June on Fun Family Crafts, as well as in May! Congrats! http://funfamilycrafts.com/june-2012-top-posts/

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  20. Thank you Amanda, how exciting! Will pop over and grab a button tonight, look forward to contributing again on your great site.

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  21. thanks for the great idea. i am using this week at my day camp for "olympic Week" Will name this game Olympic "Rings" Toss!!
    Love it

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  22. Thank you! I loved your blog.

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  25. Found you on pinterest and I LOVE this idea!!!! :) I'm sharing a link to it on something I'm posting tomorrow called The Absolute BEST (indoor) Summer-Fun Ideas for Kids! Would love for you to stop by and check it out :)
    it will go live midnight tonight on http://beautythroughimperfection.com/
    <3 Paula

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  26. This is just awesome!! So easy and perfect for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. So simple and fun! Creative use of everyday things and will keep the little ones busy!

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  28. I love this idea! I will definitely have to try.

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