Who else loves that party feeling of gathering family together over the 4th of July weekend? It's such a fun time, and we've got the perfect way to get crafting, and maybe a little competitive too, with your nearest and dearest. Karla from @blastasticday is sharing this super cute DIY ball toss game that she made with her son ready for Independence Day. Read on to find out how to make your own! Be sure to follow Karla's adventures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and her website!
4th of July is coming up and we want to be ready to have a day full of family fun! Beside watching our neighborhood’s parade and fireworks, we love to keep the celebrations going at home with games and crafts.
We like to be resourceful and create out of materials we already have at home. I love the challenge of crafting with our recyclables, like cardboard boxes! Oh how we love cardboard boxes! :)
There is no right or wrong way to make your own ball toss game! The idea is to make a hole in the middle of your box and paint it as you wish. Choose the colors you like, you can add stickers, washi tape or just about anything else you can think of. It’s your project, make it your way! :) Here's how we made ours:
Materials needed to make the box:
- A medium size box- we found this one at Costco
- X-acto knife
- White acrylic paint
- Red and blue tempera paint
- Glitter paint
- Foam rollers
- Foam stamps
To make the ball you need:
1. I cut out part of one side of our box for our board to be at an angle. This is optional, and just allows for your board to be a little slanted.
2. We decided to paint our box white as we wanted to start with a blank canvas. Of course you could always just go ahead and paint other colors straight onto the box.
3. Draw a star, or any shape you want your hole to be and cut it with an X-acto knife. This part should obviously only be done by an adult.
4. Then the fun part starts! It’s time to decorate the game box! We used lots of different brushes and rollers to enjoy some fun process style art. We opted for patriotic colors, mixed with some glitter to add an extra sparkle.
5. While the game box is drying, make your own balls for the game. We made ours out of a balloon and we filled it up with sand with the help of a funnel. You can use beans or rice alternatively. Tie a knot at the end of the ballon and you’re ready to start playing!
We hope you have as much fun as we did playing our DIY game!
Have a happy and safe 4th of July friends!
A big thank you to Karla and her son for sharing their fun DIY ball toss game with us. Our kids would love crafting this together, and we know the whole family will enjoy playing it! Make sure you check out Karla's Instagram account, @blastasticday, for more great games and crafts.
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