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31 DIY Carnival Games for a Rockin' Party ...

By Neecey

You can recreate all the fun of the fair with DIY carnival games. It's always fun to go to a party with games, whatever your age. If you're having a themed party you can set the games up to co-ordinate with that theme, otherwise just go bright and colorful. Ready to flex your crafting muscles with some great ideas for DIY carnival games?

If you are throwing a Star Wars theme party, just style any of the following in Star Wars esthetic and it will be a rage!

1 The Kissing Booth

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This is such a cute variation on the traditional kissing booth. Guessing quantities of whatever in whatever containers is always going to be among the easiest DIY carnival games to create at home.

2 Water Balloon Basketball

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So easy if you've already got a hoop in your yard.

3 Ring Toss

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I think plastic bottles weighted with sand or rice would be a better choice than glass, especially if kids will be playing.

4 Ping Pong Toss

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When it comes to DIY carnival games, there are just sooo many ways to set up a ping pong toss.

5 Bullseye

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Make target from felt and fix a strip of Velcro around ping pong balls.

noah i like it...

6 Balloon Darts

pink,balloon,toy,DARTS, Via Carnival Madness

Don't play this indoors. You'll have dart dents in your walls and floors.

7 Bean Bag Toss

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Like ping pong toss, bean bag toss is one of the easiest DIY carnival games to create.

8 Mini Stilts

red,footwear,play, Fun for kids and adults (sober or not).

9 Tin Can Alley

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You need minimal crafting skills to set up a cup version of tin can alley.

James you should do this...

10 Potty Toss

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An, erm, interesting update to the bean bag toss.

david yeah...

11 Dinosaur Dig

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Such an easy idea. Bury hard boiled eggs in the sand with numbers corresponding to prizes.

12 Penny Pitch

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A great game for kids.

13 Ball Toss

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Customize an old bed sheet and string it up.

14 Plinko

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There's no need for great carpentry skills to make a plinko board.

15 Fishing Hole

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There are various ways for the fisherman to hook a prize but I still think magnets work best.

16 Pumpkin Race

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The first one to sweep their pumpkin across the line is the
winner but it must be swept in small strokes, not batted.

17 Football Toss

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Knock together a frame and hang a tire (or a blow up life preserver).

noah love football ...

18 Pipe Regatta

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Some strips of guttering, some water guns and some toy boats and you're all set.

19 Frog Jump

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This is one of the more complicated homemade carnival games but it's such fun. The tutorial via the link tells you everything you need and how to make it.

20 Duck Pond

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Well you can't you really have a carnival party without a hook-a-duck game of some sort.

21 Hole in One

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Minimal DIY skills required for this one.

22 Nose Pick Game

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This is one of those gross kinda icky games kids love. It involves sticking their hand in a bucket of green slime.

eloise love it...

23 Frisbee Net

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Those Frisbees will be flying everywhere!

24 Lucky Key

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Got a spare door hanging around?

25 Tin Can Alley

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Save up those cans and get a-painting.

26 Car Chase

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Pipe lagging makes great car track!

27 Spinner

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The picture shows an old lazy Susan made into a spinning game. Not everyone is going to have a disused lazy Susan hanging around but you can make your own spinner.

28 Water Shoot

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Set ping pong balls on golf tees and use water pistols to shoot them off.

29 Marble Launch

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The same idea as car chase but using marbles.

30 Step Toss

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The idea is to toss the bean bag or ball in the gaps between the steps. I think this would look better if it were dressed up a bit.

31 Standup Tic Tac Toe

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Who doesn't love a good ole game of Tic Tac Toe?

What do you think? Will you be having a go at any of these DIY carnival games for your next party?

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