DIY Pioneer Games

Excuse our explosion of 24th of July posts, but this is our finale!
We know it’s a little late, but here are a couple pioneer games for boys in case they were feeling a little left out from the dolls for the girls.  You still have the rest of the weekend to whip these out!

The first one is a bean bag toss game…with yourself! 🙂

Things you’ll need:
-a drill
-two paint sticks (super cheap at Walmart)
-two empty tuna cans
-two screws (small enough to not go through both sticks)
-hand saw
-spray paint..optional
First, measure out your paint sticks to 13″ and saw off the excess.

You’ll then want to drill a hole in the middle of each tuna can before you put the screws in.  

Place your can on the end of BOTH sticks stacked, and then drill in the screw.

Do the same thing on the opposite end and side of the sicks, so that it looks like this.

I didn’t have any bean bags, so I just sewed a little 3″ square and filled it with dried beans.

To make them a little cuter, you can spray paint them!  How cute are these?

If you haven’t seen how these are used, here’s a video of my son using it.  He had a blast and played with it for hours. 
The second game we have is the easiest game you’ll ever make.  Not that you make that many games, but either way it’s incredibly easy.
All you need is:
-bakers twine, or some type of string
-a milk gallon lid
-a drill

First make a mark on your lid of where you’re going to drill two holes.

You can also use a wooden disk if you want to be a real pioneer but if you don’t have any or don’t want to buy any, just chug some milk and you’re good.
Now drill the holes (is this easy enough?)

You’ll then cut a piece of string about 36″ long, and thread it through both holes.

Tie a knot at the end of your string.

It should end up being about 18″ long.
Here’s a video of how to use it!

Hope you guys enjoy these games and you’ve had as much fun as we’ve had making all these pioneer crafts and delicious donuts!


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