DIY Milk Jug Water Balloon Toss {Awesome Outdoor Summer Game!}

This Water Balloon Toss Game is perfect for cooling off this summer. Make this DIY Milk Jug Water Balloon Launcher for a fun and wet summer outdoor game with the kids. You probably have all of the ingredients you’ll need right at home for this fun summer game…

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Milk Jug Water Balloon Toss

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Water balloon fights are the best. But, filling up 100 water balloons, only to have them popped in a matter of seconds is just plain exhausting. That’s why this Milk Jug Water Balloon Launch Game is so fantastic. The object is to protect the water balloon by catching it in the milk jug. If a stray balloon happens to pop, well then…you get cooled off on a hot summer day. So, it’s a Win/Win for everyone! An entertaining summer game for the kids, less work involved for the adults, and a chance to cool off from the blazing sun. Oh…it’s a fun adult game, too.

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How do you play water balloon toss?

  1. Divide into teams.
  2. Players can start out facing one another and close to each other (about 3 feet).
  3. When the water balloon is successfully caught, the players have to take a step back.
  4. Play continues until a balloon is popped.
  5. When a balloon pops, that team is out for that round.
  6. In the end, the team that won the most rounds wins!

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Let’s make sure you have everything you need for this fun game…

For this summer game, you’ll need:

  • Emptied, and rinsed milk jugs – (2 per team)
  • Scissors
  • Duct Tape
  • Water Balloons
  • Buckets to hold the balloons
  • Optional – fabric to use as decoration
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Instructions for making the milk jug water balloon catchers

milk jug water balloon catcher

  1. Turn the milk jug upside down
  2. Starting at the handle, cut straight across on both sides of the handle until you get to the crease of the jug
  3. Gradually go up now at a slight angle, cutting the bottom of the milk jug completely off
  4. Make a straight edge going across the back
  5. Use the image above as a visual guide
  6. Now, use duct tape to cover the sharp edges of the milk jug so the water balloons aren’t popped by them
  7. You’re Done unless you want to add a piece of fabric to the handle as a decoration
  8. Now…fill up water balloons, place them in buckets, and give each child a bucket of balloons
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  • Let the fun begin! Either start out far apart,
  • OR – start close together…moving back a giant step each time you successfully catch a balloon
Milk Jug Water Balloon Launch Summer Game For Kids! Easy to make, less balloons to fill, entertainment for the kids, and a chance to cool off! A Win, Win for everyone! Adults love this game, too! Perfect for an Amazing Race Event!


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  1. Sheena

    Great Balloon Games ideas for kids to spend the summer holidays because kids are always exciting for the summer holidays. Now kids will be happy and no opportunity for the kids to get bored with this list.