I attended my first ever Trunk-or-Treat event last night. For those of you that don’t know what Trunk-or-Treat is I’ll explain. Trunk-or-Treat is a Halloween related event in which people gather together in a large parking lot with their cars. They open their trunks/hatches up and decorate them for Halloween. In addition, they pass candy out to little kids. For the basic trunk area, I visited the local dollar store and got a boat load of decorations for under $15. I decided that I needed to make something for the kids to play with so I settled for a few Bean Bag Toss games. The first step in making them was to cut the shapes out of 1/2″ plywood. The shapes were not all that complicated so I drew them free hand. If you want to make some, don’t worry they are not that critical that you need to be precise. Next comes the painting. I used your garden variety Latex paintThe legs were made from 1″ x 2″ pine and attached them to the back of the wood using hinges. For the final part, I asked the wife to make me some bean bags. Using some Halloween themed material, she sewed them, added Goya beans and closed them up by hand.
The end result, The kids loved them. If you have any ideas for next years please let me know as I am already planning for it now.