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Make Me! – DIY Cardboard Ring Toss Game for Summer Garden Fun

A recycled summer craft and game for kids.

By Michelle McInerney of, brand ambassador for fab® Ice Cream’s new Sprinkles of Imagination campaign.

Transform a humble cardboard box into a DIY Game of Ring Toss for classic summer fun and exercise. ??

Another fun and do-able craft made with everyday materials from around the house. Be prepared for fun, giggles and healthy competition, for when you are finished making your kids have a game to play with, for hours and hours!

From making “dolls out of sticks” or whipping up a sailboat from a shampoo bottle you will find plenty fun ‘“sprinklings of imagination”’ creative ideas that inspire and encourage imaginative play this summer, right here with fab®.

“think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if you only try” Dr Seuss

Materials you need to make the game with your children?

  • cardboard (thick corrugated kind)?
  • craft knife?
  • dinner plate
  • small bowl (to use as cutting templates)
  • paint and paintbrushes
  • a stick

Step 1

Lay a dinner plate atop the cardboard and cut around it

Step 2

Repeat with a small bowl to cut out the centre circles

Then invite the kids to paint whatever designs and patterns they like on the surface. Let their imagination guide them xx

Game ON!!

Once the paint is dry it’s time to hit the garden for some fun – play ring toss tournaments – between siblings and best friends, playdates, parents and whoever drops by. Can you get all three over the peg? How about over your shoulder…. or blindfolded?!

Anyone up for some frisbee throwing?

Happy making, happy playing, happy imagining …. and happy cooling off with some yummy Fab® ice lollies, yum, our favourite xx

Michelle Michelle McInerney

Mom of one Michelle McInerney is a crafter, writer, graphic designer and author of Happy Handmade craft book. She celebrates every day with DIY projects, recycled crafts, handmade toys that inspire play and storytelling and ideas for creative family living on her blog MollyMoo. Follow Michelle on Pinterest and Facebook for daily inspiration!

NB: please ensure parental supervision before using any sharp objects