Hope you all had a great Easter! We spent ours at Dane and Candy's farm, which is always a good time. More on that when I have time to focus.
Last I wrote, I had created some carnival games for a Midsummer's Night Festival we're planning. I just finished another this morning that I wanted to share. This is a Disk Toss.
Originally a wood fence that Ted saved from a craft store's dumpster, it now serves as an old-fashioned carnival game!
After cutting down the fence to size, I painted the slats the colors of a carnival. While searching through my stash of wood, I found a bunch of dowels I had forgotten about. These make the perfect pegs to catch the disks. At a junk store in Ohio, I found 4 wooden legs (just $1.99 each) that I painted to match the fence.
Turning the fence over, I attached the legs with wood glue and nails (I prefer hammering nails than fussing with screws!) Then, I drilled holes for the dowels. Ted taught me to make the holes slightly smaller; that way, I can hammer the dowels in and the friction will hold them in place. No glue or attachments necessary.
The rings were purchased on-line at a circus supply store. Just couldn't find them anywhere!
I'd say this project $15 tops to make. Got to love recycling!