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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Working on All Saints Day Party for our homeschool group
My little chicken helpers (I have some country peace- hard to believe if you have seen where I live)
At the end of September was asked to head up our homeschool group's All Saints Day party. I had already planned to contribute and bring some games, one being our St. Peter's Fishing Pond from last year, and this new one, Trinitas (Trinity Toss) Bean bags (my husband made both). But since I was now heading it up, we added a cake walk, and a Halo Toss (pop toss with halos). So needless to say, I have been harassing my dad to help since poor Brad was busy constructing my chicken's coop, now he's painting our house ;) The other games that are going to be used at the party are being created by other parents who have agreed to volunteer. I can't wait to see what they have come up with!
Before I started it was just raw brown wood. (At first he thought I wanted washer size holes, so he started making those, so I had to re-explain. But no need to waste the wood, the little holes will be for a washers game some other day we will work on that)
I used modge podge.
Today I put a black pin strip around the green triangle. Each kid gets to toss 3 bean bags, and then you win a prize if you get one in. I found some awesome prizes on Autom's website..I love Autom.
My cake walk saints for the Angel Food Cake Walk- they are printables from Catholic Icing. Absolutely adorable to cut out!
"Angel Food Cake Walk" I think the next time I make the sign I will enlarge the printing options on the printer to make the letters bigger.
The way the cake walk will work is there will be a set number of Saints laid out on the floor. I laminated the same Saints and made large cards out of them basically. When the music ("When the Saints go Marching In") starts people march around the circle of Saints and when the music stops the people stop on a Saint. The game volunteer then spins the Saint wheel and whichever Saint it stops on determines the winner. The winner gets to pick a cake or other delicious treat.
(cards are to the left on the table)
So I think since our group is a smaller group we are going to play with 12 saints, I am going to only put 12 nails into the board you see pictured below so the spinner can only stop on one of those 12 saints. Otherwise the whole 26 letter alphabet would have to be filled and we do not a need for a game that big this year. I put all 26 Saints on there though so as our party grows we can make the cake walk bigger.
I shrunk the Saints down in the printer options to a 4x6 card size. That worked perfect. Then I modge podged them. The wood circle was orginally cut out by my dad. But then he decided he didn't like it and went and bought me a table top from Bed, Bath and Beyond...lol (I am guessing something happened to it because it was a good circle that he had made)
My dad was going to mount it on the pole with a lazy susan spinner thingy..lol He ended up using a long bolt and three or four washers and two nuts. (I can take specific pictures for those who are making one). I will get pictures of the finished project later this week. It's probably getting cut down a little, but it's ready to go.