Super Bowl Kids' Game

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This mini-football toss is a portable tailgating party that will make any kid feel like they're part of the Super Bowl. When halftime rolls around the kids are bound to get bored, antsy and in need of something to keep them occupied so you can get back to the tube. This game easy to make, easier to play and addictive enough that you'll be left alone long enough to enjoy every moment of the big game.

This mini-football toss is a portable tailgating party that will make any kid feel like they're part of the Super Bowl. When halftime rolls around the kids are bound to get bored, antsy and in need of something to keep them occupied so you can get back to the tube. This game easy to make, easier to play and addictive enough that you'll be left alone long enough to enjoy every moment of the big game.

What You'll Need

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To make your own mini-football toss game, you'll need: 2 2"x4" wood measuring 32" long, 2 2"x4" wood measuring 20" long, 32"x24" foam core board (this size is great for 2-5 year olds, but a taller piece of foam core is a good idea if you have bigger kids), 2 sheets 20"x26" emerald green paper, 8"x11" white paper, drill with phillips attachment and 1/8" pilot point tip attachment, 4 2 1/2" drywall screws, scissors, number stencils, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, hot glue gun, glue stick, white crayon, white pencil, pencil, 12" ruler, 24" ruler, 18" tin to use as a circle pattern, and a kids size foam football.

Credit: Supplies

To make your own mini-football toss game, you'll need: 2 2"x4" wood measuring 32" long, 2 2"x4" wood measuring 20" long, 32"x24" foam core board (this size is great for 2-5 year olds, but a taller piece of foam core is a good idea if you have bigger kids), 2 sheets 20"x26" emerald green paper, 8"x11" white paper, drill with phillips attachment and 1/8" pilot point tip attachment, 4 2 1/2" drywall screws, scissors, number stencils, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, hot glue gun, glue stick, white crayon, white pencil, pencil, 12" ruler, 24" ruler, 18" tin to use as a circle pattern, and a kids size foam football.

Cover the Foam Core with Glue

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Take your glue stick and cover the surface of your foam core board with glue. Press your two sheets of paper to the foam core. Make sure the whole surface of the foam core is covered.

Credit: Step 1

Take your glue stick and cover the surface of your foam core board with glue. Press your two sheets of paper to the foam core. Make sure the whole surface of the foam core is covered.

Trim Excess Green Paper

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Place your board front-side (green) down. Using your X-Acto knife, trim the excess green paper.

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Place your board front-side (green) down. Using your X-Acto knife, trim the excess green paper.

Make the Target

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Use your pencil and your circular tin to trace your target hole right in the middle starting the hole 2" down from the top of the board.

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Use your pencil and your circular tin to trace your target hole right in the middle starting the hole 2" down from the top of the board.

Create Your Stand

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Place your 32" and 20" 2"x4"s and make an L shape with them. Line the bottom corners up perfectly and drill two pilot holes into the stacked pieces of wood. Then, drill two screws into the wood. Repeat for the other side, stacking the two pieces of wood the opposite way.

Credit: Step 4

Place your 32" and 20" 2"x4"s and make an L shape with them. Line the bottom corners up perfectly and drill two pilot holes into the stacked pieces of wood. Then, drill two screws into the wood. Repeat for the other side, stacking the two pieces of wood the opposite way.

Board Supports

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The supports for the board will look like this after the two screws are drilled into each pair.

Credit: Step 4a

The supports for the board will look like this after the two screws are drilled into each pair.

Add Goal and Yard Lines

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Take your 24" ruler and start from the bottom every 4" to make goal and yard lines across the 24" width of the board. Make 5 total.

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Take your 24" ruler and start from the bottom every 4" to make goal and yard lines across the 24" width of the board. Make 5 total.

Trace Your Numbers

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Using your white pencil, then filling in with your white crayon, make your yard line numbers right above the lines to the far right of the board. Start with 10 and make your way down to 50 on the last line at the bottom of the board.

Credit: Step 6

Using your white pencil, then filling in with your white crayon, make your yard line numbers right above the lines to the far right of the board. Start with 10 and make your way down to 50 on the last line at the bottom of the board.

Cut Out the Goal Posts

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Using scissors, cut out 4 strips of 1/2" white paper.

Credit: Step 7

Using scissors, cut out 4 strips of 1/2" white paper.

Glue Goal Posts

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Glue your white strips of paper around the 18" hole to make the goal posts.

Credit: Step 8

Glue your white strips of paper around the 18" hole to make the goal posts.

Hut, Hut, Hike!

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Hot glue across the front of your 2"x4" boards and press the foam core onto them. Voila! Ready for your best shot.

Hot glue across the front of your 2"x4" boards and press the foam core onto them. Voila! Ready for your best shot.

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