Since you may not be so lucky to find your own boards, you can easily
make them with some 12″ wide planks of wood and a large hole drill bit
attachment. Once you have your boards ready, it is time to move on to the painting.
The first thing I did was
spray paint the two boards blue and pink to get a nice base color. I would have used orange, but I didn’t have any on hand, so pink it was! After that paint was dry, I used vinyl decals of bats and pumpkins that I cut out on my vinyl cutter to create a stencil. If you don’t have access to a vinyl cutter, not to worry. I have seen rats, bats, and other fun Halloween themed decals in stores like Target, Joann’s, and Michaels that would work too!
Once my decals were firmly on the boards, I used matte black spray paint to paint over the entire board with the exception of the inside of the holes and the sides of the boards. I wanted a little pop of color to remain in those spaces.
After the black paint dried, I removed the decals, and I had my custom bean bag toss boards ready to go. Now it was time for the bean bags.
I used orange, black, and white felt that I had on hand to create pumpkin and ghost bean bags. First I cut even sized squares out of the orange and white felt, then used the sticky backed black to create the pumpkin and ghost faces.
Once the faces where stuck on, I doubled up the squares and cut the two pieces into pumpkin and ghost shapes, then stitched around the shape leaving about an inch opening.
I then filled my bean bags with dry rice (because I had that on hand, but small dry beans also work) and stitched the opening closed.
The whole project took me about an hour, and now I have a fun game for the kids to play at the party next weekend.
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