do it yourself diy carnival games

do it yourself diy carnival games

Do It Yourself DIY Carnival Games

Carnival games are a great way to have fun, regardless of your age. But in today’s reality, gathering at a carnival may not be possible due to social-distancing restrictions. However, you can still bring the carnival fun home with these interesting and easy DIY carnival games.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey

Pin the Tail on the Donkey is a classic carnival game that requires no tools. You’ll just need a printable version of a donkey to color and cut out, sticky tape and a blindfold. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Print and color the donkey, then cut out the tail.
  • Stick the donkey on a blank wall, using the tape.
  • Ask each player to take turns wearing the blindfold and trying to stick the tail on the donkey.
  • The player who attaches their tail closest to its original spot is the winner.

DIY Water Balloon Toss

This carnival game is sure to get everyone wet and is incredibly easy to put together. Here’s what you need:

  • Water balloons
  • Two hula hoops or any large circular object
  • Tape


  • Set the two hula hoops a few feet apart, and mark the dividing line with tape
  • Divide the players into two teams, and give each team a water balloon
  • Both teams toss their water balloon into the other team’s hoop
  • The team that is able to throw the water balloon successfully their opponents’ hoop, wins!

Cotton Ball Race

This exciting game requires a little bit of setup and preparation, but is totally worth it. Here’s what you need:

  • Small plastic cups
  • Cotton balls
  • Tape


  • Divide players into two teams and set up two lines, with the cotton balls placed at one end and the finished cups at the other.
  • The teams take turns picking up the cotton balls with a spoon, running to the other end of the lines and placing them into their cups.
  • The first team to fill all of their cups with the cotton balls wins!

With these DIY carnival games, you can bring the fun of the carnival to your home without needing to leave your house. So don’t wait – get ready to have some fun!



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