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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!
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.
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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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.
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