Easy to Make Rings for Kids Game of Toss

Set up a game of ring toss in minutes with these colorful homemade rings. Provide fun for the whole family with a game of ring toss that can be played indoors or outdoors.

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A game of toss is a fun option for indoor play on a rainy day- or any day!

Kids love any opportunity to throw things, and with this game they also challenge themselves to get a ringer.

Instructions - or rules - can be adapted to any age group, and the game can be played with as few as one or two participants at a time.

The rings in this tutorial are easy to make with just cardboard and tape.

Easy to make rings for game of toss

Ring toss is a popular game that requires no special skills, but has amazing benefits for early learners.

  • engages spatial and fine motor skills
  • employs scientific concepts (distance, flight)
  • supports team play 

The setup for this ring toss game is easy to do with homemade rings.

The size of the rings will be determined by the peg you use.

The tape will strengthen the rings and also provide color and decoration.

Instructions for homemade rings

Cardboard rings are easy to make for kids ring toss game


Cardboard ring for ring toss game


1. Cut circles from sturdy cardboard. Remove an inner circle to make a ring.

The size of the ring will depend on the size of the target or peg.

Our rings have a 10 inch (25 cm) outside diameter, and 6 inch (15 cm) inside diameter.

2. Wrap 1 inch (2.5 cm) masking tape or duck tape around the cardboard ring, overlapping the tape as you go around the ring.

The tape strengthens and protects the cardboard.


Homemade pegs for game of ring toss


Make sets of rings in different colors for players if preferred.

We used two different shades of blue tape that we had on hand.

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Ring toss pegs

game of toss peg options


To play our ring toss game we recycled parts from a water system we recently replaced. The two blue plastic containers were the perfect height for the post/peg and heavy enough to stay in place if rings bumped up against them.

Other options for pegs for indoor play are dish soap bottles or juice containers. Rinse the containers and secure to the floor with tape, or fill them with sand or water to make them heavier so they'll stay in place.

For outdoor pegs, use a pool noodle, or a plastic bottle filled with sand or water.

Play the Game

easy to make indoor game of toss


  • Set two pegs opposite each other at a suitable distance - start with 3 feet (1 meter).
  • Players stand behind one peg, each holding two rings. 
  • The first player tosses a ring to the opposite peg. 
  • The second player then tosses a ring. Play continues until all rings are tossed.
  • Points are determined by the proximity of the ring to the post, and by landing a ringer!


Easy to make cardboard rings for family game of toss


Why wait for a rainy day?

Have fun with this indoor game today.

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