Catch a Cloud Rainbow Ring Toss Game

How would you like to get a rainbow and then capture a cloud? Thats what this wooden ring toss video game lets you do. With 2 crossed “rainbow” sticks, you can introduce your cloud ring into the air and capture it– or welcome a buddy and have twice as much enjoyable!

Unlike the majority of ring toss video games, you start by holding the 2 sticks and put the ring over them. When you quickly uncross the sticks, it slides the ring to the ends of the sticks, tossing it in the air. You can utilize the sticks to catch the cloud ring!
This outdoor tossing video game comes from an activity that children played in the early 1800s, called Game of Graces. The concept then was to toss the ring backward and forward without moving too much (while always looking graceful!).

You ought to do not hesitate to walk around as much as you like while playing. Leap while you introduce the cloud, dance while its flying, or dash to catch it!
Prepared to get started? Lets paint a cloud and some rainbows!
what you require:

7-inch Embroidery Hoop
2 Wooden Slats or Dowel Rods Per Person
A Rainbow of Acrylic Paint + White
Leading Coat/ Sealer
Paint Brushes

KEEP IN MIND: We utilized a 7-inch hoop and wooden slats since they were on hand and the size worked well together. You can use two long rulers, smooth wooden sticks, or even pencils for this. The smaller sized your sticks are, the smaller sized the hoop will require to be, so make sure to check the video game before you begin the job.

how-to:

Action 2
Paint rainbow stripes on the wood slats or sticks. Usage tape to mask off the lines as you paint if you like accuracy. You can also simply paint semi-straight lines like you see here!
For slats, make certain to paint your rainbow on both sides.

Action 1
Separate the 2 pieces of the embroidery hoop. Youll only require the strong (inside) ring for the game, so set aside the outdoors piece.
Paint the hoop white. Include a few coats so the wood doesnt reveal through. You can paint the entire hoop, inside and out, however the within may scratch up a bit as you play the video game.

Step 3

Let the paint all dry, then cover the surface areas with a sealer to secure the paint. This topcoat has a little bit of shimmer, which is ideal for the cloud and rainbows!

When the topcoat is all dry, you can start to play!

To play, put the two rainbow sticks inside the hoop and cross them. Quickly uncross the sticks and the cloud ring will fly!
It takes some practice to get it to fly in the direction and distance youre hoping for, however thats part of the enjoyable.

However if you might several sets you can play with others if you make one set of rainbow sticks you can play on your own! Youll still only need one hoop.
Since this is based upon a very old game called Game of Graces, we asked Grace to assist show how it works when you play catch on your own.

For the solo version, make sure to launch the hoop over your head to not too far in front of you. Look out so it does not arrive at your head! Then utilize one or both of the rainbow sticks to catch the cloud.
When youre playing outside you can make it a difficulty to see how high you can toss it and still capture it or how far you can toss it to a pal and they can still catch it!

Happy crafting!

With 2 crossed “rainbow” sticks, you can introduce your cloud ring into the air and catch it– or welcome a pal and have two times as much fun!

Unlike a lot of ring toss games, you begin by holding the two sticks and put the ring over them. When you rapidly uncross the sticks, it moves the ring to the ends of the sticks, tossing it in the air. Paint rainbow stripes on the wooden slats or sticks. Use one or both of the rainbow sticks to catch the cloud.