Monday, July 2, 2012

Stars and Stripes Bean Bag Toss

Get ready for your 4th of July celebration with this easy bean bag toss and NO-SEW bean bags! This is a great game for kids and adults and is great for your backyard BBQ celebration. 

I picked up fabric quarters from JoAnn's. One had a stars pattern and the other had stripes. All you need to do is cut two pieces of the same fabric into bean bag size squares (about 4x4). Glue the edges together with fabric glue but be sure to leave a little hole to fill with beans.

When glue has dried, fill the bean bag with beans and seal the hole with more fabric glue. Glue should take about 24 hours to dry but I was impatient and only waited about an hour. It was dry enough to play with at this point :o)

You will want to make at least 3 bean bags for each team.

Now make your game board. I used the side of a large cardboard box. You will want to cut the sides at angles and leave a flap at the top. When laid flat, the board should look like this.

I used a small bowl to trace circles. Cut them out and paint around the rim with red, white and blue, acrylic paint.

Now it's time to play! Red is 1 point, White is 2 points and Blue is 3 points. 

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!


  1. I love this!! I hope you will add this proeject to my Patriotic Project Parade!

  2. This is perfect!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    your newest follower...Danielle

  3. Super cute. totally easy to make and fun for the kids. I would love if you linked them up to Show Off Monday @


  4. This is such a clever idea! I'm gonna have to try it!!!

  5. Great idea! I found you at the Tip Junkie. I love crock-poting, too! I have a slow cooker Saturday series I've been doing all year. Hope you have a great 4th!

  6. What a great game idea.
    Have a great 4th of July.

  7. Cute idea. I need to make one of these for the grandkids.
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  8. I love this! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party


  9. A game that never gets old. Thanks for reminding us of how fun this is. Very cute. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.

  10. Hi Sarah,
    Wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can read about it here.
    Have a great weekend.