Sunday, June 26, 2011

Patriotic Ping Pong Ball Game

My son enjoyed the bean bag toss game so much that I started thinking of more fun games to make for our 4th of July party. I came up with this game primarily from supplies at the dollar store. It truly cost me $3 to make the whole game!

Red or Blue Cups
Rectangle of plywood or foam board
Ping Pong Balls
Star stickers
Push Pins

I started with a rectangle of plywood and spray painted it blue. I then lined it with cups and used push pins to attach them to the plywood base. (Foam board would work just as easily) I went with ten cups but you may obviously use as many or as little as you choose. Next,  I adhered stars on the cups to jazz them up a bit.

Use push pins to tack the cups to your base

I decorated ping pong balls with star stickers and sewed a little drawstring bag to keep them in.

This is my son trying his luck at the game. I love that kids of any age can play and you may manipulate the difficulty level by choosing where they must stand to throw the balls. Another fun variation would be to assign point values to each row of cups. I have found that kids just love games in general. I hope this is a big hit at the party!

Parties I linked to:

 Photobucket Making Monday Marvelous Linky PartyPhotobucketFantabulous Friday! Ladybird Ln


  1. Love this idea! I feature you on my patriotic week!


  2. What a great idea!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party that I'd love for you to join in on by adding your link!

  3. Great idea I just pinned you and am going to share the link on facebook! We will have to make this for some summer fun.

  4. Hi, friend! Happy 4th of July! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  5. Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!


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