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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reuse Your Boxes: Make a Fun Bean Bag Toss

By Scarlet Paolicchi


bean bag toss boxThis is the time of year when all those excess boxes leftover from the holidays can come in handy! One great way to reuse a few of them is to make a bean bag toss. Not only is this a great family activity, it also provides some fun, in-door exercise during the winter months!

How to Make a Bean Bag Toss


1 Box, the larger the better
Water bottle or pasta sauce can
Box cutter, scissors or a knife
Decorating tools (wrapping paper, paint, markers, etc.)
Bean bags

decorating the boxInstructions

Sort through your boxes and choose ones you feel are best suited for making a bean bag toss board. The larger the box the better! 

Use a water bottle or pasta sauce can to trace circles at various points on the box, which will make the holes for the toss.playing the game

Use a box cutter, scissors or a knife to cut out the traced circles. Please be careful when using these tools, especially when crafting with your kids.

After you’ve created your board, use leftover gift wrap, paint or markers to decorate. Feel free to assign point values to various holes and label them accordingly.

Grab some bean bags and you’re ready to play! If you don't have any bean bags on hand, grab a few rolled-up sock balls to use as replacements.

What crafty ways have you reused boxes?

Photos courtesy of Scarlet Paolicchi.

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On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Amanda from Arizona wrote

Awesome idea! Would keep my 3yr old entertained for hours!

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Rose of Immutable Ramblings ( wrote

What a neat little idea! Isabella would love to create this and play... Thank you for sharing. I love that it is made from things around the home and I could make it relatively quickly! Thank you for sharing, now just to figure out a way to make bean bags ;-) Should be easy enough!


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