Paper Plate Ring Toss

We designed and created our own little game of ring toss that uses super simple household materials. The kids had so much fun practicing their tossing skills that they wanted to paint more paper rings! If you’re looking for an easy-to-make afternoon activity that provides hours of fun, try this paper plate ring toss.

  1. Ages: 3 - 16

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather all materials!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Make your ring toss base by painting the paper tube and the top of one paper plate.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    While the base is drying, start making the tossing rings. We experimented with fun patterns and colors to make each ring unique. The more plates you make, the more fun you’ll have!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Tip

    You don’t need to paint the center of your paper plates, but you can!

  • Step 4

    Check back on your painted base plate and tube to see if it’s dry. Once it is dry, cut 4 to 6 slits that are a half-inch long on the bottom of the tube.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Fold the tabs outward and tape them down onto the base plate. Your ring toss stand is complete!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Go back to your other painted plates — it’s time to finish the tossing rings. Once they are dry, cut out the center of the plate.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Let the games begin! We had so much fun trying different tossing techniques and seeing how many we could get on the tube at one time.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Tip

    If your plates are too light for throwing, you can tape two plates together so you can see both painted sides.

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