Friday, September 9, 2016

Easy Angry Birds Can Game


A couple of weeks ago, I threw my kids a fun Angry Birds party. We played several different Angry Birds, one with boxes and a ball and this smaller version with cans and a bean bag. I loved this version because it is easy to set up and if you want to keep it around awhile, it doesn't take up very much space to store. The best part? It is so easy to make! 


You will need:

  • Tin can, washed and dried
  • green spray paint
  • the printable found at the end of this post
  • red felt
  • white felt
  • black felt
  • orange felt
  • a sharpie
  • rice or other filler
  • sewing machine or needle and thread
  • hot glue gun

 First make sure all of your cans are safe to be played with and don't have any sharp edges. You can use a pair of wire cutters to remove pieces if you need to. Lay all of the can with opening down and spray paint them all green.

After the cans have dried, print out the small Angry Bird face printable found at the end of this post and use packing tape or mod podge to secure the faces to the front of the cans. If personally recommend Mod Podge, they will last a lot longer.


The Angry Bird bean bags can be as easy or as hard as you want them to be. I opted for very easy. I laid one of the tin cans down on red felt and trace around it. I cut out two circle and sewed them together. I stopped short of sewing the full circle and then funneled rice in the open hole before I finished sewing up the entire bag.

I free hand cut the simple shapes, like the angry eyebrows in black and the triangles in orange felt. Then I hot glued them on to the front of the bean bag. You can sew them on or embroider them if you are feeling ambitious, but the hot glue face held well and ended up working out great!

Do your kids love to play real life Angry Birds?

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32 comments:

Brandy said...

This is super cute! I don't have little ones anymore but I can almost see my husband and his friends playing it :D

Karen Morse said...

Um - how cute is this? I love the easy DIY of it and the fun theme. I adore the Angry Bird stuff. I used to be HOOKED on this app years ago and see why everyone would love to party with these cool birds!

Karen Coghlan said...

Very cute, you put a lot of work into painting and sewing but it seems that it was worth the time...

Kimberly Stroh said...

Cute idea. It's so funny to me that kids still like Angry Birds! My son would love the craft.

Roxanne Ferber said...

This looks easy and fun to make! My kids are going to love it! Thanks for sharing!

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

Oh my word, this game is adorable! And now I want to throw a whole real-life Angry Birds party...I just need to find a reason lol

Ellie Augustin said...

My girls would love this! Now I'm gonna have to remember to keep the cans when I use them to do this for them. I can only imagine the giggles! thanks for sharing.

Taylor Mobley said...

Very cute! Would be great for little kids or people with small children :)

Kristin and Megan said...

That is so adorable! I have a couple of little Angry Birds fans at home and I know they would love to make and play this game!

Tessa Shull said...

Angry birds party–what a great idea! I really like the craft you put together, too. How fun :)

Robin Rue said...

This game looks like so much fun. My boys would definitely enjoy something like this.

Krystle Cook said...

This is super creative. I am always loving hands on activities for my kids and this one is perfect.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

We love this movie, so anything Angry Birds is great. I will have to put aside some cans so we can play.

Charlotte TheMummyToolbox said...

This is such a good idea and gets them off of the screen time! Angry birds is a favorite in this house so it's cool to come up with a real world alternative that can be just as fun! I had to pin this too!

Amanda Love said...

How awesome is this game! I'm sure the kids will have a lot of fun with this one and the theme is something that they love as well. It's quite easy to assemble too!

Terri Steffes said...

I love this!!! You are so creative. I'll have to keep my cans so I can make one!

MyTeenGuide said...

How creative! This looks super fun. I'll keep the cans from now on.

Louise Bishop said...

You're so dang creative! Would you stop it! haha The kids would love this without a doubt!

Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds said...

My kids have a game that is angry birds that is similar but a much smaller version. They would love this big one. Thanks for the idea.

Rachel Langer said...

My boys do love to play real life Angry Birds! They have a few stuffed birds and those big oversized cardboard blocks. They love setting it up and knocking it all down - even though they are endow pre-teens!

Nicole Escat said...

My son loves angry birds. I think this is so cute and he will surely love this too.

ana de jesus said...

I love Angry Birds, the games, the cartoon and the rides. My friend is a big fan as well so he would love this!

Rachel Catherine said...

This is really cute. I love how simple it is and would be great for a birthday party.

Teresa Laura said...

What a cute idea! My cousins would absolutely love this game. I need to buy the supplies and make it for them.

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg what a cute game!!!!! So easy to make and set up too. I will have to do this with my daughter :)

Whitney S. said...

This is way too cute!! It looks super easy to make! I used to play Angry Birds all the time on my phone!

Heather McMechan said...

My kids are huge angry birds fans. We will have to make this on a rainy day.

Rose Sahetapy said...

This is not only cute but it's so creative! Another great idea from you, perfect for kids' party, or just to get them away from their screen.

Mandy said...

Simple, cute and creative! This would be perfect for an angry birds birthday party. My 5 year old is just getting into it.

jillconyers said...

You have the most creative and fun DIY projects. I know teachers that will love this idea.

galatealily said...

Oh my goodness! Such a cute DIY project for the kids (and some adults hahah)

Amber N said...

Now this would be a fun project my kids would love. They love Angry Birds!

 
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