.....but it's been worth it! Another old-fashioned carnival game is finished and it's one of my favorites so far, called, "Tin Pan Alley."
The object is to bounce a wiffle ball off the base and into the tin pan and try to match two colors. We found that even if you just throw the ball in, it's just as challenging. The ball darts in and out of the cubbies while you hold your breath anticipating where it might land.
The original plans for this game use four muffin tins and a three-foot long base, which is where the "alley" comes in. While looking for old muffin tins on Ebay, I came across these dy-no-mite industrial-sized hamburger pans. I also totally underestimated how heavy one would be! To save everyone from getting a hernia, I decided to make a box-shaped game, rather than the long alley. This also saved me on tons of storage space. As you can tell from the kids, they have no problem with this change of plans!
Next up? "Pick a Pop"!!