Paint Drop Toss Game

20190320_164612_resized (2)Spring time is a good time to fix things, maybe paint the house or a garden fence. Here is a game to get painters of all ages into gear: Practice tossing some paint drops! The “tools” are good to use outdoors, but also indoors, in case you’re still waiting for the snow to melt.

Instructions are for 3 “drops” per person and 4 players. Adjust as you wish!

We’re using Scheepjes Catona, a 100% cotton yarn that is available in 109 colors, so there are plenty of shades to choose from to “match your style”.

A simple paint bucket serves as target and as storage container, but you could also go for any type of “pretty” container.

You will need:

  • TURTLE Loom™ “fine sett”, 4″ side-to-side
  • Scheepjes Catona, about 47 yards per color, we used 390 Poppy Rose, 208 Yellow Gold, 511 Cornflower, and 515 Emerald
  • 1 one gallon paint bucket or bucket of your choice
  • 32 oz dry beans (2 oz per “drop”)
  • tapestry needle, scissors

Weave 6 hexagons per color to make 4 sets of  3 “drops”.

Assembly:

  • Holding 2 hexagons together, sew along 5 sides, leaving the last side open for filling.
  • Fill “drop” with about 2 oz or 3 table spoons of dry beans.
  • Close the remaining side. Weave in any ends.

20190320_133648_resized (2)No need to turn the “drops” inside out, the seams come out nicely with just whip stitch.

 

20190320_163942_resizedWere you into marbles as a child? I loved playing … and collecting! You could weave collector tosses from special yarns, maybe even decorated or personalized with embroidery, and share them with family members or friends.

20190320_134708_resizedThe “drops” make great microwavable hand warmer for heat therapy. Heat 10-30 seconds in the microwave and put a drop in a coat pocket to keep your hands warm … just in case it is not really spring yet where you live. Caution: Depending on the microwave and the material you are using (not all yarns are suitable), results may vary. Try it out carefully.

Welcome spring!

 

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