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How to Make a Cardboard Ring Toss

How to Make a Cardboard Ring Toss

Step-by-step directions to make a cardboard ring toss for your child's next birthday party

Do you love fairground games but hardly ever get to play them? Why not create your own ring toss game at home? Invite your friends to play, then work on perfecting your aim.

The game is very easy to make and will provide hours of fun for you and your friends. Make sure you store the board inside so you can use it again and again!

Difficulty Level: Easy  

What you will need:

  • Adhesive putty
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paints
  • Large cardboard sheet


Step 1

ring toss step 1

To make your target board, draw the outline of the board on a sheet of cardboard and add sloping flaps on either side. These will make the board stand up. 

Step 2

ring toss step 2

Carefully cut out your target board with scissors. Make sure you don’t cut off the sloping flaps!

Step 3

ring toss step 3

Use a ruler and the tops of your scissors to score both sloping ends of the target board. Fold them back to create flaps to stand your board up.

Step 4

ring toss step 4

It’s time to decorate the board. Paint the stand one color and each pin a different color, so they stand out.

Step 5

ring toss step 5

Place your ring template on a piece of cardboard and draw around it. Repeat the process to draw as many rings as you want.

Step 6

ring toss step 6

Cut the rings out. Cut around the outside first, then place the adhesive putty underneath, pierce the center of the ring with a sharp pencil, and cut it out.

Step 7

ring toss step 7

Paint the rings and leave them to dry. You can make them any color you like. You could even add patterns like stripes or dots to your set.

Step 8

ring toss step 8

The ring toss board is ready. Find some friends and try it out. If you want to make things competitive, paint different point values on the pins and see who can reach 100 points first.


out of the box cover Images and text of Out of the Box reprinted by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by Jemma Westing.



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Jemma Westing


Jemma Westing, author of Out of the Box, is an award-winning book designer and paper engineer based in the UK. 

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