Hello! I am excited to bring you a super fun 4th of July themed post with some of my favorite creative bloggers. Welcome to The Red White and Blue Blog Hop where you will find 95 festive food, decor and craft ideas for an EXTRAORDINARY 4th of July Celebration!
Every year we spend the 4th of July with friends at the Frio River and now that we all have kids I like to find fun and easy ways that they can celebrate. In the past I’ve created 4th of July buckets filled with goodies for each kid and washi tape covered sparklers. This year I wanted something that would POP and hopefully inspire lots of giggles. I think our 4th of July Flag Balloon Dart Game is just what we need to make our 4th of July celebration memorable!
This is an easy project, but you do need to have a little bit of patience and time to complete it. When I dreamt up this game I thought for sure I could create it in less than 30 minutes, because let’s face it I like simple projects, but over an hour later and it was finally finished. But, I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and the best part was all the fun my kids had testing it out. It’s definitely going to be a hit at our 4th of July celebration.
Here is what you’ll need to make a 4th of July Flag Balloon Dart Game:
- White Pegboard, approximately 6′ x 4′
- Red, White and Blue Balloons
- Candy & Money for Prizes
My husband was getting rid of a pegboard that was in our garage which is what inspired me to create this game. The crafter in me hates seeing stuff thrown out on the curb, does anyone else have this problem?!? I asked him to cut it down to 6′ x 4′ to resemble the rectangular shape of the flag.
Next it was time to fill up the balloons with goodies. I used candy and money for our prizes, so when the kids pop a balloon they get a fun little treat! I had a giant bag of candy leftover from another project, but in hindsight I would have used long skinny candy like Smarties (so of those candies were tough to get in the balloons.) Once the candy was in the balloon I blew them up and tied them.
Next, I marked off the area of my “stars” to create the pattern for the flag. I started at the bottom of the pegboard and took the end of the balloon and threaded it through the pegboard. I left about 5 holes between each balloon, alternating the pattern of the flag. I also ended up having to get my husband to help once I had a few rows of the balloons one because it was harder to reach around to the back. I would push the end of the balloon through the front of the pegboard and he would pull it through the back.
Whew, ok so it didn’t come together in less than 30 minutes like I had hoped but I think it’s a pretty great balloon flag.
Before you let the kids destroy it use it as a photo booth backdrop, it makes a great festive backdrop for capturing pictures of your cuties on 4th of July!
Now, it’s time for fun and those giggles I was talking about. Let the kids take turn throwing darts at the balloon flag and see what goodies are waiting inside.
The game is lots of fun, but we know it’s all about the prizes!