This Qtip game is a great way to keep kids entertained! It is a fun kids activity that will keep kids interacting and playing together this summer. If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer! The best craft bloggers are sharing fun kids crafts! From DIY Kinetic Sand to DIY ShrinkyDinks you will find fun creative ideas!
I am an off duty chemical engineer who turned creative blogger and stay at home mom. My blog is a collection of all things creative and all things going on in our crazy life! I am 35 weeks pregnant with BOY #3 so I have tons of tricks to keep my small people occupied and I am super excited to share my QTip Game with you today!
- 3 small tins, buckets or baskets
- Small Die Cut Numbers
- Drinking straws
I purchased everything at my local dollar store! (I had the straws on hand already however the dollar store also has straws!) My kids activities cannot cost me a fortune and my local dollar store normally has everything I need! Anyone can make this activity for any skill level!
I started out by letting my son punch out the numbers to make a 10, 20 and 30 point label from these foil die cuts. I picked these up in the crafts/teaching supply section of the dollar store!
I secured the numbers to the three bins that I picked up using some tape. You could also use vinyl and an electronic cutting machine but I wanted to make sure to show a way to make these so that anyone could make them, even without a cutting machine!
Next you just need your “darts” and “shooters” which happen to be Q-Tips and Straws!
Simply place the Q-tip right inside the straw on the non-bendy end and your dart is loaded!
I lined up the bins and to make it a bit more interesting I just placed some small containers under them so they stagger in height. This is totally optional and also the containers I picked up at the dollar store also for another project 🙂
Next give the kids a line to stand behind. Sidewalk chalk works great if you are outdoors or a crack in the sidewalk or patio. A simple washi tape line works for indoors. Have them blow their darts and see how many they can get in the bins!
This keeps my boys entertained for good amount of time! Great thing is that this activity can be played when it’s sunny or indoors when it’s rainy out. I always crack this out when it starts to rain and my kids are tired of play-doh and coloring!
Thanks so much to Cindy for having me over today for The Fun Kids Crafts series! I also have a great tutorial for a DIY Kaleidoscope, some super simple Press-n-Seal Sun Catchers and a great tutorial for some Personalized Cinch Sacks for all your summer adventures!
I am also sharing a super fun USA Bunting banner on my site today using denim jean pockets! I’d love to have you stop over! You can also stay connected with me on social media and never miss a post! Even better, get all my posts sent to your email for free! I am full of DIY, Crafts, Recipes, Funny Mom Stories and so much more!