lollipop tree game?

looking for instructions to make 4 sided triangle lollipop tree for carnival sucker pull game

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The simplest is like kiteman said. If you want more of a tree look cut four triangles from a thin piece of plywood and put a square block as the base. Attach the triangles at the bottom with the base inside and secure the top with glue or ziptie. Drill holes the size of the sucker sticks, insert suckers. Dont forget to color code the bottom of the sticks with a marker. I made one once for a church carnival but I made a stairway with the holes on each step. Small kids loved it, went with the theme and was easy to make. It dosen't have to be perfect, it just needs to hold the suckers.
HarveyThomas (author)  RedneckEngineer5 years ago
Thank you for taking the time to send these instructions. Do you have a picture and instructions of the stairway you made. That sounds really cute.
I don't have plans, I just winged it. Cut pieces of wood to the size and number of steps you want. Then I nailed them to a small frame on the sides. It's really simple if you just think about it. Draw it on paper and you can see how easy.
HarveyThomas (author)  RedneckEngineer5 years ago
Thank you for your suggestion and taking the time to reply
Kiteman5 years ago
Off the top of my head, I would obtain a fence post and a post holder.

Drill gazillions of holes into all four sides of the post, and insert lollipops as desired.

If you make the holes at all levels, you can filter prizes by age - little kids pull from the bottom of the tree, older folk from higher up.

Depending on your choice of post holder, this would be an eminently portable & re-useable game.


You might want to use guy lines to keep the pole upright - make sure you decorate them with bunting and ribbons to stop folk tripping up.
HarveyThomas (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Sounds like a great and would be easy. Thank you for taking the time to make the suggestion
oldmicah5 years ago
I really like Kiteman's idea, but instead of guy line, you might try a basic wood Christmas tree type support using bolts and lock washers for easy knock down. ( a la ?).

Whichever way you do it, I'd also suggest that you make it a little broader and a little stronger than you expect you will need. There will be some kid, the one second you aren't looking, who will try to climb it to get an out of reach prize.
HarveyThomas (author)  oldmicah5 years ago
Thank you for taking the time to send the link and also for the suggestion.