Travis has been having lots of arcade fun recently, and we continued the theme with this homemade carnival game. Play it just with family members or invite friends over for a can tumble tournament!
For about a week, I saved any canned goods we opened up: beans, soup, lentils etc. Rinse each can thoroughly and let dry completely.
To make the cans more presentable, we went through a pad of brightly-patterned craft paper and selected patterns we liked best.
Glue the paper to the cans and let dry. If your kids want to get even more decorative, feel free to add other embellishment like glitter glue or stickers.
Now set up the cans in a pyramid and it’s time to compete.
We used a beanbag, though a ball would also work.
Travis was gleeful with each tumbling can! This was such simple but great fun for a little after-school “sport”.
Note: I didn’t worry about sharp can edges with my five year old, but if you play with younger children, make sure to cover any jagged metal edges with masking tape or painter’s tape.