Pokemon Cornhole Game

Make 15, Week 8

We have a birthday party coming up next month with a Pokemon theme. I made some simple cornhole boards and fixed up some bean bags to look like pokeballs.

I started making a strong board with a 2×4 frame around plywood but then decided to go lighter and cheaper. I’m not too sure how much use these will actually get, plus it will be nice if they can be folded up for minimal storage and easy moving. The design is simply a 2-foot by 4-foot piece of plywood then a 2-foot by 1-foot plywood stand on the back with cabinet hinges. I drew a six-inch circle for the cutout and used a drill and jigsaw. I painted the boards white with spray paint, then made a template with a big cardboard box. Using the template, I painted the red area and then black outlines.

Finally, the kids helped make the pokeballs using fabric paint and permanent markers.

The boards came sanded, but it would have been better I think to sand them further. I probably should have also used a dedicated primer. I’m using glossy paint, but the bags don’t slide at all. I might try a top coat enamel if I feel like.

Anyway, this was a fun little project that got the kids excited.

Cardboard templates
Cardboard templates
Hinged support
Hinged support
Pokemon Boards
Pokemon Boards
Pokeballs
Pokeballs

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