I don’t know about you but I have kind of an “on again/off again” relationship with Pinterest. It is a glorious smorgasbord of ideas and info, but I can get overwhelmed with the perfection at times. So, here I have for you a ridiculously easy home-made activity and craft for you to do with your kids that you need no skill whatsoever to make. This Monster Bean Bag game was great for my boys because it was simple, didn’t take a lot of time (since they always want to be moving), and the end product was a game (since everything is a competition around here). Score, score, and score!
What you need:
- Paper or poster board
- Markers, crayons or paint
- Dry beans (rice or small rocks/pebbles would work great too)
We got to use our trusty paper roll again! Love that thing!
We decided to make monster faces for the front of our toss game since Halloween is coming up. The kids drew their head, and mouth to cut out. Then they decorated it how they wanted it to look.
I cut out the heads and the mouth for our bean bags to be tossed into. Then we taped it to the box.
Next, we grabbed some balloons we had in our party stash and dry beans to make our bean bags.
The kids loved this part, and it kept them busy for about 30 minutes!
Ready to go! It’s nothing fancy, but it worked great for an impromptu activity for my boys and their friends.
There are also some really cute DIY bean bag toss ideas for this on Pinterest too. You can get crafty and detailed with all kinds of materials!
Originally posted October 28, 2015
Tuesday 10th of October 2017
This looks like a fun Halloween game. We have been bags, I could easily make some monster boxes to throw them into. Thanks for the idea!