There is something alluring about carnival games. They are sort of like bad boyfriends, you know can't win and they are unhealthy, but you just can't resist trying them again and again. When my kids and I encounter a carnival game I always cringe because I know we are about to lose a minimum of $9 to win a 50 cent toy. But time and again I fall for the trick and watch as my kids play these games. However, there is a light at the end of this tunnel, carnival type fun can be had at home for a mere pittance of the price you pay at the fair.
Roger Sinasohn of our sister site ParentDish has put together a great step by step process on how to create your own ring toss game
out of recycled plastic drink bottles. By simply collecting anywhere from 20 to 30 plastic bottles, preferable all the same size and style, you can easily assemble a ring toss game you and your kids can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Not only will you be recycling, you will be modeling healthy entertainment that is interactive and stimulating. No more wasted money on lousy stuffed animals! This is definitely a must have for families with small children. Be sure to check out Roger's gallery over on ParentDish for a comprehensive guide!