Mickey Mouse Bean Bag Toss
So we are in crunch time – we are down to 3 days before our Mickey Valentines Day #DisneySide @Home Celebration! We are doing some games for the kids and I decided that it would be fun and easy to create a Mickey Mouse bean bag toss game.
My Pinterest inspiration came from these two sites today: Daily Life of Doty! and The Chickabug Blog. They both had Mickey inspired bean bag tosses and I combined some of their ideas to create my game.
- Foam Core Board (I bought this at Dollar Tree)
- Bag of Beans
- Black Balloons
- Utility Knife
- Curling Ribbon (optional)
- Scissors (optional)
- Paint (optional)
I used a bowl and a cup to trace the Mickey head shapes on my foam board. My husband graciously cut them out after I traced them on with a utility knife (again with my fear of cutting myself and klutziness I defer to him when it comes to using blades :)).
While he was still cutting I started filling the black balloons with beans. I used a funnel and wrapped the balloon mouth around the opening. I dumped the beans into the funnel and had to shake it up and down for the beans to actually go in the balloon. When the balloons were filled I tied them off. I decided to tie a piece of red curling ribbon on them just to dress them up.
Once I finished with the balloons I decided to paint the foam board to dress that up as well. We have a lot of paint on hand so I went and picked a red glitter paint (perfect for Mickey and our Valentine’s theme).
Out of pocket cost for this project was $3 (the cost of the beans, foam board and balloons). Very inexpensive to create and with minimal effort – between my husband and I we only spent about 30 minutes to create this game.
At this point I’m done with most of my party prep – now it is just down to food prep and having fun. The kids and I can’t wait for Saturday to get here! As of now the forecast isn’t predicting snow so we are grateful for that 🙂