Outdoor Fun at a Fraction of the Cost
Why just recycle your Hiland Dairy containers when you can upcycle them instead? My kids think that recycling plastic containers means placing them in the correct green container in the garage. Not so fast! When I encourage them to think “outside the bin” and talk about the importance of sustainability, they come up with amazing ideas. This ball toss game was created with a little creativity and a lot of fun in mind.
Backyard Ball Toss Game
What You’ll Need:
- 3 (24-ounce) Hiland Dairy containers
- 3 (16-ounce) Hiland Dairy containers
- 3 (8-ounce) Hiland Dairy containers
- 6 to 8 hollow plastic balls or bean bags
- 1 sheet foam board
- Rinse each container with warm, soapy water. Towel-dry completely.
- Place the foam board on a flat surface and glue three 8-ounce containers to the front, approximately 4 inches apart and 2 inches from the sides.
- Repeat using three 16-ounce containers, leaving approximately 3 inches from the first row.
- Finish with the last row using three 24-ounce containers.
- Allow the glue dry completely.
- Play ball!
Instead of flipping a coin or playing rock-paper-scissors to make decisions, my kids are using this game to “toss” for things. Whoever gets the most balls in the containers wins! If you want to make this project even craftier, you can paint the foam board and containers to customize the look of your game.
~The Dairy Diva