Now it’s time to take the fun outdoors with this DIY Catch and Toss Game! Create this hack by transforming a plastic kids plate and ping pong ball into an exciting game. You can even customize the Velcro pattern to your liking! It’s the perfect craft that’s easy enough to make, while showing your kiddos what ’90s screen-free summers were all about.
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DIY Catch and Toss Game
- 2 plastic kids plates (like this from Target)
- Drill and 1/4-inch drill bit (like this from Grainger)
- 2 elastic headbands
- Small paper plate (that fits inside the plastic plate)
- 2 colorful felt sheets
- Hot glue gun & glue
- Colorful assorted Velcro (like these from Amazon)
- Colorful ping pong ball (like these from Amazon)
- Drill a hole on both sides of the plastic plates, on the outer edge.
- Make a cut in the headbands and thread them through the drill holes to create a strap. Pull taut and tie a knot at both ends.
- Use paper plate to mark cutting lines on the felt sheets for each plate, then cut them out. Glue to plate — in between drill holes.
- Cut an assortment of shapes from Velcro strips and arrange on felt (the soft side up), securing with glue to fix the design in place.
- To create a Velcro ball, cut strips in half. Then wrap and glue around a ping pong ball (the raised side up), creating two cross shapes.