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?
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.
So easy if you've already got a hoop in your yard.
I think plastic bottles weighted with sand or rice would be a better choice than glass, especially if kids will be playing.
Via Halloween parade
When it comes to DIY carnival games, there are just sooo many ways to set up a ping pong toss.
Make target from felt and fix a strip of Velcro around ping pong balls.
Via Carnival Madness
Don't play this indoors. You'll have dart dents in your walls and floors.
Like ping pong toss, bean bag toss is one of the easiest DIY carnival games to create.
Fun for kids and adults (sober or not).
You need minimal crafting skills to set up a cup version of tin can alley.
An, erm, interesting update to the bean bag toss.
Such an easy idea. Bury hard boiled eggs in the sand with numbers corresponding to prizes.
A great game for kids.
Customize an old bed sheet and string it up.
There's no need for great carpentry skills to make a plinko board.
Via birthday party
There are various ways for the fisherman to hook a prize but I still think magnets work best.
The first one to sweep their pumpkin across the line is the
winner but it must be swept in small strokes, not batted.
Knock together a frame and hang a tire (or a blow up life preserver).
Some strips of guttering, some water guns and some toy boats and you're all set.
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.
Well you can't you really have a carnival party without a hook-a-duck game of some sort.
Minimal DIY skills required for this one.
This is one of those gross kinda icky games kids love. It involves sticking their hand in a bucket of green slime.
Those Frisbees will be flying everywhere!
Got a spare door hanging around?
Save up those cans and get a-painting.
Pipe lagging makes great car track!
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.
Set ping pong balls on golf tees and use water pistols to shoot them off.
The same idea as car chase but using marbles.
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.
Via Party Factor
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?
Please rate this article