Horseshoes is a popular outdoor game for children or adults whether you are at a barbecue, a family reunion or you just want to get your kids out of the house. The object of the game is to throw horseshoes at metal stakes to score points. The first player to reach a particular score or the person or team with the highest score after a predetermined number of throws wins. You can make a kids' horseshoe set at home with just a few pieces of cardboard and pennies.
Cut two 5-inch squares from the cardboard box.
Tape the squares securely to the bottom of your paper towel tubes so that they will stand upright.
Draw a horseshoe-shaped outline on a flat piece of the cardboard box. The horseshoe should be at least as wide as a penny and the U of the horseshoe shape should fit around the paper towel tube.
Cut out the horseshoe shape.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each horseshoe that you need. Make at least six horseshoes.
Tape pennies to the horseshoes to add extra weight and make it easier to throw them accurately. Space pennies evenly around the horseshoes.
Tips & Warnings
- If the paper towel targets are too light and fall over too easily, put some pennies or small weights inside the tubes.
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