Ring Toss Game Ideas

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Ring toss is a fun game for the entire family. It is easy to make your own game, either impromptu or as a craft project. This is a page about ring toss game ideas.


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Teri Clark
July 21, 2005

Do you love the circus? How about a fun day at the fair? Bring both to your own backyard with this adorable elephant ring toss game!




  1. Draw a circle using the large plate on the thick, smooth piece of cardboard.
  2. Draw two ears on the thick, smooth cardboard.
  3. Glue the 2 ears to the back side of the circle.
  4. Glue the paper towel tube in the center of the circle. You now have an elephant's face.
  5. Paint the elephant gray and the inside of the ears pink. Add two eyes and a mouth. You may also wish to add cheeks.
  6. Draw 3 circles on the thin cardboard using the small plate as a guide.
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  8. Draw a slightly smaller circle inside the larger circle to create a ring. Do this for all 3 circles.
  9. Cut out the circles. You may need to cut through the actual ring to make the cutting easier. If you do, just use masking tape to put it back together when you are through.
  10. Paint the circles, each a different color.
  11. Place your elephant on the floor and show off your tossing skills! You may want to have different points for different colors. See who can get to 10 points first!
  12. Bonus: Cut out larger and smaller rings and have the smaller rings worth more points. For even harder play, you can hang the elephant on the wall.


    Additional Ideas:

    You can add accessories to your elephant like a hat or a bow tie.

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After the 4th of July celebrations, we had some of those light up necklaces that light for a few hours and then expire. The next day, we used them to make a ring toss game using a small orange cone that we had in the garage. You could also fill a 2 liter bottle with water (so it doesn't tip) to be the target. Lots of fun for little ones with no extra funds spent for a toy!

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Items Needed

  • clothespin
  • paperclip
  • two small rings cut off a toilet paper roll, or just one no thicker than the length of the paper clip
  • duct tape or any kind of tape

  • small bunched up pieces of paper to make a ball
This is a way to play basketball for the kids or bored adults. I always have duct tape, I use it for everything. :)

Take the rings you cut off the toilet paper cardboard roll and put them in a paper clip. I used a small one, but you could use a large one. Tape the paper clip with the rings onto the clothespin top, just one of the two pincher parts of the clothespin with duct tape. I did it in a way that the top of the paper clip is closed. Now you can put this basket ball goal anywhere - I put it on a mug for coffee. Just clip the clothespin like you would normally do to put it on a line.

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If you turn the clothespin upside down, for instance on the cup, and straddle the clothespin over the edge of the cup, then you can play ring toss with extra rings you can make out of the rest of the tube. You can also play finger basket ball with it in the ring toss position and that way the ball will end up in the cup and not on the floor. Wad up little pieces of paper and throw them through the basket. You could use popcorn or any kind of food.

Warning: Make sure the smaller kids don't choke on anything you make to go into the goal. Since the bathroom tissue tube is the main way to tell if any toy in the house is a choking hazard anything that can go through this cardboard tube it is a choking hazard and can go down a child's windpipe. A little tip to go along with this game on how to test toys!


Have fun with it.

By Robyn Fed from Hampton TN

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