Snowball Surprise Toss Game DIY

Tis' the season with this super fun DIY Snowball Surprise Toss Game perfect for the whole family! My kids are still obsessing over slime but what they didn't expect was to find a surprise inside! 

The winter can be long and keeping the kids excited and entertained isn't always easy. I knew I'd have to come up with a great way to make their 2 week long winter break a blast. That's why I created this ultimate slime surprise snowball toss game for them. 

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With two older kids who are super active and a toddler, doing crafts for all ages is tricky. While Brent was napping we created the slime and hit a little holiday trinket in each balloon. Then we added the different slime colors in separate balloons creating our snowballs!

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I set up a little area in the apartment for them to play the game with two metal pails. Each pail was a different point amount. So once all our snowballs were made, they had a blast tossing them and for once it didn't matter who won! The had so much fun sqeezing the squishy snowballs guessing what they thought was in each one. And when were all done playing, I let them open each snowball to reveal the secret surprise inside! Brent loved playing with all the holiday figurines and has been carrying around the pails filled with them all weekend! 

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Here is how to create this with your kids!

What you'll need:

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  • Clear glue
  • Glitter or Glitter Glue
  • Contact Solution
  • Baking Soda
  • White Balloons
  • Holiday or seasonal figurines
  • Tin Buckets
  • Cardboard and Marker

Start by making the slime:

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  • Start by adding the clear glue to a bowl (4 oz)
  • Then add the glitter - If using glitter glue like we did, add 2 table spoons of the glitter glue to the clear glue
  • Add a teaspoon of baking soda
  • Combine these ingredients
  • Then add a table spoon of the eye contact solution
  • Stir and add more contact solution to get desired consistency 

Then, put the trinket or figurine into the balloon carefully not to puncture the balloon. Then add the slime into the balloon. You will only be able to add about a handful of slime. The best way we found was to have one person stretch open the balloon while the other places it in.

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Do this for about 8-10 balloons creating your snowballs!

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With the cardboard, make score signs and place inside each tin bucket. 

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Set up a safe play area where they can toss the snowballs into the bucket. I used a soft white fur rug to stage the area for them. 

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Watch them enjoy! Take score if they want and have the winner open his or her snowball first! We divided the balls evenly to keep everyone happy. 

Once the fun is over, after an afternoon or longer, have the kids open the surprise snowballs to reveal their prize!

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