For last weekend’s graduation party, we decided to build a new game. We had all ages coming, so we needed something everyone could play. I bought a sheet of plywood and some 2x4s and told my oldest son what I had in mind, but let him tweak it however he wanted. Here’s a picture tutorial for you…..
Cut a sheet of plywood in half & draw three sizes of circles.
Just use whatever you have for the circles.
Drill a hole inside of each circle.
Just make sure it’s big enough to fit a jigsaw blade into.
Jigsaw out the circles.
Make each half the same.
Get out the 2x4s.
Cut four the size of the plywood, about 4′. Four at 3′, four at 4’4″ and the last two will be the finished width when you’ve attached them.
You can change the sizes. You just need four frames that are exactly the same.
Screw them together.
1, 2, 3, 4.
Screw those to the plywood.
It’s a great job for a son. We attached one more 2×4 between the frames along the back for stability.
One hour – done.
Two colors of paint is more fun than one.
I used a daughter for this job. We sanded the circle openings a little bit first.
I didn’t take pics of us painting the X on the front, but it was just painter’s tape and a sponge roller. Nothing hard. Then we sewed little bean bags with fabric scraps. They should be loosely filled. That’s a great job for an 11 year old. You could use balls if you don’t sew.
I made the numbers with plain paper and a die cut machine then just glued them on.
At any age.
This was a hit for our party. After a while the older boys played by hiding behind the boards like forts and pelting each other with the bean bags. The younger kids ran around with the bean bags, there were lots of variations on the game.
It took a few hours and the total cost was $37 (but I already had paint and other supplies).
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