Did you happen to catch the Pumpkin Activities guest post from Michelle at Learning to be a Mom? If so, then you remember the adorable pumpkins she made out of balloons filled with flour. I was inspired by those pumpkins to make this Halloween Game Ghost Toss which would be great for a Halloween party or for playing with your kids. The game was pretty easy to make and cost less than $2! When you are done try our Candy Corn Math game for more Halloween fun!
You will need:
- Orange balloons
- Black permanent marker
- Empty water bottle
- Large sheet or foam or cardboard
- Packing tape
First I started by filling some orange balloons with flour. I happened to have orange balloons leftover from my twins rainbow party so I used those.
To fill them with flour you will need an empty water bottle and some flour. Use a funnel to pour some flour into an empty water bottle.
Stretch a balloon over the top of the bottle.
Squeeze the bottle to get some air in the balloon.
Once you have air in the balloon turn the bottle over and shake some flour into the balloon until the balloon gets full. You may need to squeeze the bottle a few times to get more flour into the balloon.
Pull the balloon off the bottle and tie the end. Use your permanent marker to draw a jack-o-lantern face on the balloon.
I made 7 balloons. You can make however many you wish.
I bought a sheet of foam at the dollar store. I found it in the school supply section.
I drew a ghost on it and used an exacto knife to cut it out and cut a big hole in the center for the mouth. I also drew some ghostly eyes.
I cut some pieces from the leftover foam to attach to the back of the ghost to make it stand up. Then I attached them using packing tape.
When the game was done we took it outside so we could play with it. The kids loved Ghost Toss! It took them a while to get the hang of tossing the ball through the ghost's mouth. The poor guy kept getting hit everywhere but his mouth.
They played this game non-stop. They took turns throwing the 7 balloons into the ghost's mouth and after a while they figured out hot to aim the balloon better.
This simple Halloween activity was easy and cheap to create and has become a favorite that the kids ask to play again and again.
That's not to say there was no cheating...
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Vicky, this is such a good idea! And I love your tip for getting air into the balloon before filling it with flour. I would have never thought of that! We will definitely have to try this with our girls.
SOOO cute!!! Just wanted to let you know that I included this in my roundup of cute ghost ideas and products. Thanks!! http://theroadtocrazy.blogspot.com/2014/10/31-days-of-halloween-2014-day-21-50.html
That's so cool how you made the balloon bags. What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing this with us at After School!
Hello! I'm going to be posting a roundup of great Halloween ideas and I'd love to use this post with one of your pictures! I would credit you directly under the picture with a link to your site that my readers can follow and read this! Is that something that would be ok with you?
Awe so cute! What a great Halloween Party Game.
Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.
Too cute! I love this! It's a great idea for fun at home and maybe even for a class party. I would never have thought to use the tri-foam that way. Now I will never look at it the same. You're brilliant! 🙂
How cute of an idea is this?!?! It looks like she loved it:) Thanks for sharing!!!
Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom
Great idea! I love your ghost.