A Haunted Castle Bean Bag Toss

This haunted castle bean bag toss is a great addition to a Halloween party. It’s an easy to Halloween game made out of cardboard boxes and so much fun. It’s perfect for a Halloween Game and activity.

Haunted castle bean bag toss
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Haunted Castle Bean Bag Toss Halloween Game

Halloween games are some of my favorite holiday games to come up with. It is no secret that I love Halloween. In the past, I’ve shared games like a Pumpkin Bowling Game , and Eyeball Dig Game , and a super fun Glow in the Dark Halloween Candy Hunt Game.

This DIY Halloween bean bag toss game is a fun twist on the classic game of bean bag toss. It is fun and easy to make. My favorite Halloween decorations are haunted houses, so I made something similar to play this game with – a haunted castle. Gather up some boxes to make this simple Halloween game. With only a few supplies and some creativity, you’ll have a fun Haunted bean bag toss game in no time at all.

What You’ll Love about this Halloween Game

  • It is very inexpensive to make
  • This game is fun to make and decorate
  • Bean bag toss games are classic Halloween party games and always a big hit
  • The kids of all ages will love playing this bean bag toss game
  • It’s a great game for the backyard or the perfect game for a classroom party at school

Supplies You’ll Need

  • 3 Cardboard Boxes (two small and one large) – The object is to have a large one in the middle for the main part of the castle and more slender boxes on either side for towers. At one time, I purchased mine at Walmart – I bought two small and one large, but you’ll want to open them up in the aisle and judge which ones you think would work for the castle you’re making. This time, however, I just piled up some boxes from some of the many deliveries that our household receives. I bet you can do the same.
  • Paint – In the past, I have used cheap black spray paint and used gray paint as an accent. This time, I had lots of gray paint in my garage, so I just went with that.
  • Scissors – or a sharp knife for cutting out windows and doors
  • Bean Bags – You can purchase bean bags or make them. My mom sews them for me out of Halloween material.

Decorating

White Polyester material for the ghost

Black Sharpie

Optional: Sponge cut into a small rectangle to make blocks on the castle

Gray Paint for blocks

Fake Spider Webs

Plastic spiders

Strobe Lights or Glow Sticks – to make a glow-in-the-dark haunted bean bag toss for Halloween

Gravestones

Skeleton Bones

Instructions

Place all three boxes in a row with the larger box in the middle and the two more narrow boxes on each side.

Tape the boxes together

Paint the boxes gray or black

Cut a large arch in the center bottom of the large box for the door. You cand cut it out completely, or leave the bottom attached much like a draw bridge would be.

Draw or Cut two more arches for windows toward the top of the box. If you cut them out, cut them large enough for bean bags to fit through. If you cut them out, then save them to make gravestones for decoration.

If needed, assemble the two small boxes.

Using a piece of cardboard from the cardboard flaps, or scrap cardboard, cut out square open spaces to make the “battlement” ridge. This is the classic design you see at the top of castle towers with square cut-outs for soldiers to fight from.

Cut out an arch or arches for windows in each tower – you can keep the arch shapes to make into gravestones for decoration.

Decorating your bean bag game: 

Halloween bean bag toss game

Make a painted block design

Making faux blocks is an idea that I used years ago when I first came up with this idea. I stamped blocks on parts of the castle with a piece of a sponge.

Halloween bean bag toss game

  • Cut a little rectangle from a sponge and dip it in gray paint. Use the sponge to add bricks to the corners of the castle.
  • When those are dry, add black puffy paint cracks through the bricks.

Make Ghosts

Make a ghost to hang in the windows out of a scrap piece of white polyester fabric and a Sharpie decorated ghost face

More Accessories

Add spider webs and spiders

Draw bats with a black Sharpie

Draw windows

Have Fun with your New Bean Bag Toss

Write RIP on the window cutouts to make a graveyard

How to Play this Halloween Bean Bag Toss Game

Halloween bean bag

Assign a value to each door and window. You can write the numbers around the windows and doors. Narrow windows should be worth more points than wide windows or the large door

Kids will have a designated number of turns to try and score the most points

Team Play

Teams will alternate turns with each getting three turns per team

They can keep taking turns until a designated number of points has been earned (say 21 points)

The first team to reach the goal number is the winner of the game

Variation

Use rubber eyeballs to toss into the Haunted Castle as another fun Halloween toss game

Add strobe lights or glow sticks to make this a glow in the dark game after dark

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A Haunted Castle Bean Bag Toss

A fun and easy Halloween game to make and play
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time20 minutes
drying30 minutes
Yield: 1
Author: Melissa Haines
Cost: $10

Materials

  • 3 3 Cardboard Boxes (two small and one large)
  • Paint In the past, I have used cheap black spray paint and used gray paint as an accent. This time, I had lots of gray paint in my garage, so I just went with that.
  • Scissors or a sharp knife for cutting out windows and doors
  • Bean Bags You can purchase bean bags or make them. My mom sews them for me out of Halloween material.

Instructions

  • Place all three boxes in a row with the larger box in the middle and the two more narrow boxes on each side.
  • Tape the boxes together
  • Paint the boxes gray or black
  • Cut a large arch in the center bottom of the large box for the door. You cand cut it out completely, or leave the bottom attached much like a draw bridge would be
  • Draw or Cut two more arches for windows toward the top of the box. If you cut them out, cut them large enough for bean bags to fit through. If you cut them out, then save them to make gravestones for decoration
  • If needed, assemble the two small boxes
  • Using a piece of cardboard from the cardboard flaps, or scrap cardboard, cut out square open spaces to make the "battlement" ridge. This is the classic design you see at the top of castle towers with square cut-outs for soldiers to fight from.
  • Cut out an arch or arches for windows in each tower – you can keep the arch shapes to make into gravestones for decoration

Playing the Game

  • Assign a value to each door and window. You can write the numbers around the windows and doors. Narrow windows should be worth more points than wide windows or the large door
  • Kids will have a designated number of turns to try and score the most points

Team Play

  • Teams will alternate turns with each getting three turns per team
  • They can keep taking turns until a designated number of points has been earned (say 21 points)
  • The first team to reach the goal number is the winner of the game

Notes

Ideas for decorating your castle an game variations can be found within the post above 
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