Punch out game

Hey all!  Birthday season for us is starting again, so time to get blogging!  In this post, I wanted to show how I made a game for Nora’s candyland party.  You can play it that if you answer a trivia question right you get one punch or you can do what we did where everyone just gets one punch.  🙂  I made this game for a Candyland party and the circles are intended to look like button candy.  They kids had a lot of fun punching and discovering what prize they were going to get! 

To make:
Supplies needed:
4 sheets of poster board
2 sheets of foam core posterboard
colored tissue paper
packing tape
18 small paper lunch bags
duct tape
18 paper bowls
18 prizes that easily fit in the paper bags and aren’t too heavy

First I taped 2 foam core pieces together to make it longer
Also, tape 2 of the regular posterboard pieces together (the foam core may be longer than the posterboard, but that’s ok)

Next pencil out 9 even circles on each piece of posterboard 3 X 3 X 3  (18 total)  Mine are about 5 3/8″ in diameter, but if you can make them closer to 5″ then it will be a better fit when we tape on the bowls.
Cut out the circles.

Once you have the circles all cut out… lay the circles overtop of the foam core boards, with the bottom even and as close to centered side to side as you can.  Then mark the center of each circle (on the heavier foam core board) with a small X.

Now working with the heavier board, start duct taping the paperbags to the board centering the bag over the X’s you marked. 

Once you have all the bags taped on, set aside.  Back to the posterboard with the cut circles; cut out squares of colored tissue paper to cover the holes and tape them (with the clear packing tape) over the circles on the back side of the board.  I used pink on top, next orange, then 2 rows of yellow, then green, and lastly blue.

 Next, you need to cut of the bottoms of the bowls.


And tape them onto the top (opening) of the paper bags… I added these bowls when I realized I was having a hard time keeping the paper bags open… worked brilliantly. 


Fill all the paper bags with the prizes.
Now comes the tricky part.  Gently place the tissue paper-covered circles posterboard (taped side down) ontop of the prepared paperbags.  Make sure the bottom is close to aligned, so it can stand upright when we’re done.

Now, get down low on the ground and duct tape the tops of the bowls to the underside of the tissued circles aligning them together and careful not to let the duct tape show through.  Best to start in the middle and work your way out to the edges.

I found that I should have put more tape to help them to stay in place better. The heavier prizes in mine did tend to slip down a bit.
Carefully tip it upright. And lastly, measure and cut strips from the last two pieces of posterboard to tape onto the sides to cover the messy inside taping stuff.  

 Whaalaaah!  Enjoy punching!