DIY: Ring Toss Game

Need a cool birthday party game for little ones or just looking for a fun DIY to do with kids on a lazy afternoon? This is a great, easy game the whole family will love! You can customize the colors to match your party theme, or make the rings in your little one’s favorite colors.



  • plastic animals
  • drill
  • rope
  • spray paint
  • strong glue
  • dowel rods
  • duct tape
  • platform (mine was a wood circle from the craft store)

DIY Ring Toss Game - Materials


Step 1: Get brave and drill your holes! Pick the spot in the center of the back and go for it. Be sure not to make the holes too big—you want the dowel rod to fit snuggly.

DIY Ring Toss Game - Step 1

Step 2: Glue the dowel rods in place.

DIY Ring Toss Game - Step 2

Step 3: Tape up the platform to get it ready to paint. I went with stripes, but you can do whatever you want!

DIY Ring Toss Game - Step 3

Step 4: Paint! I like to spray paint things inside a cardboard box to keep the paint and fumes more contained.

DIY Ring Toss Game - Step 4

Step 5: While the paint is drying, let’s make the rings! Cut equal lengths of rope and grab the duct tape.

DIY Ring Toss Game - Step 5

Step 6: Cut lengths of duct tape and wrap it around the rope. Before you wrap it all the way make sure you connect the two ends of the rope and wrap duct tape around the ends to create the ring.

DIY Ring Toss Game - Step 6

Step 7: Once all the paint is dry, glue the animals down to the platform, wait for the glue to dry and you’re ready to play!

DIY Ring Toss Game - Step 7

Find more crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.