We had a blast working with ConsumerCrafts.com to come up with a simple party tutorial in the spirit of Earth Day. This classic carnival game can be recreated at home with recycled plastic bottles, food coloring and a few felt bean bags. Have hours of simple, colorful, inexpensive fun according to this little guy.
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Once I got on the ConsumerCrafts.com website, I couldn’t help but stock up on a bunch of supplies. I found the felt I needed for this project and all this other fantastic loot. I didn’t even know that Silhouette had a 12″x24″ cutting mat. That’s going to come in handy for a vinyl project I have in mind. Then I splurged on some luxurious Spectrum Markers, some decorative ribbon that’s perfect for Spring, washi tape of course, and some Funky Flamingo Pink Duck Tape that is already being used on the next Upcycle Carnival project. An eclectic mix of supplies? That was my favorite part of shopping at Consumer Crafts. The unexpected supplies that I found inspired new projects I hadn’t even thought of.
Now, here’s how we made this simple Knock ‘Em Down Carnival Game.
Save 6-10 clear plastic bottles of your liking. Look for clear bottles with wide, flat caps. Peal off the plastic labels.
Fill the bottles with water and add a drop of food coloring to each. It would also be really pretty to use natural food coloring,
If one of your colors is too intense, dump out part of the colored water and refill with water.
Now for some cute hexagon bean bags!
Use a hexagon template to cut your felt. This makes cutting hexagons of any size simple to cut. You can also make a template from cardboard!
The fastest way to stitch your beanbags is by machine but I couldn’t resist a little bedtime hand-stitching. Just make sure your stitches are small enough to hold in the beans. Once you have just 2 sides left open , fill the bag with beans and finish by sewing up.
Sew through just one layer of the felt when starting and ending so the thread ends are tucked neatly inside.
Cut cut cut! Stuff and Sew!
Line them up and let the party begin!
Some of our favorite bloggers were also on task. Dana from Made created a clever Tin Can Caddy, Petit Elefant designed a fun DIY T-shirt Necklace tutorial and Make and Takes came up with a sweet Washi Tape Vase that makes me eager to pull out some of my washi stash I keep buying. Head on over and show them some love.
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