After playing a glow-in-the-dark Frisbee game recently, tonight it was time for glow-in-the-dark bean bags!
This kiddie-version of Cornhole can be played in daylight, too. First, I taped a cardboard box securely with duct tape along the top and bottom, and then used an X-acto knife to cut it in half along a diagonal.
Cut a hole in the center of each. These will be your target boards. Travis was in charge of decorating them! We used colorful washi tape to make patterns and designs.
Of course little sister wanted to help, too.
The bean bags were a bit tricky to make. Cut snack-size zip-top bags into an octagon shape, and then use more decorative tape to cover them and seal the edges. Leave an opening at the top. Fill with dried beans, then add more washi tape along the top. Time to toss!
We scored 1 point for any bags that landed on the board, 3 points if it went in the hole.
We upped the ante and kept moving further back from the board with each round. Travis was a natural!
Once it grew dark, it was time to make it all glow. We cracked glow sticks to activate them and taped them along the sides of the box targets.
Then we added small glow sticks to a few more bean bags, adding them in with the beans before sealing shut.
Travis wanted to play so many rounds that bedtime ended up being a little delayed! But that’s exactly what summer nights are for.