Time to pop those pigs, for reals! This is my version of a cute Angry Birds -related game. My husband and I are running a small games booth at a local carnival and I made all the games. (Tip a troll, ring toss, bean bag toss, nerf shoot-out and now, Angry Birds.) I knew that I created something identifiable when the kids would quickly inform their parents that we had Angry Birds. It was so cute!

I chose to come up with a way to pop balloons because it was more accurate to the game, in my opinion. I saw that there was a game in Japan that included plush pigs and knocking them off a pedestal, but I had to give it some "OOMPH" so the kids would be excited about all the action going on. It was funny to see the "big kids" / adults try and win this game for their kids to pick out prizes too!

So if you're doing a carnival or a themed party, or you just want to have a fun game to play at home, etc...check this out. :)

Step 1: Building Your Level

Materials -----------

Paint, acrylic and spray paint (white to prime) acrylic for artwork
Plywood (my dad's scrap wood in garage) and extra for a sign
Big Paint Sticks (from Lowes) 10
Drill, Screws, Nail gun or glue, saw
Balloons, packs of 20 from $1 store
Zip Ties or rope to hang the game
Angry Birds Dog Toys (lol) from walmart

You want to choose a level that you can make with the paint sticks, so I came up with something staggered and basic so that the balloons would be separated and not crowded.

First, I took the paint sticks and I traced them onto the board, where I wanted them. Then I numbered the sticks so that I would know where they belonged once I cut them. You can also sketch out the size of the balloons that you will have on these boards, so that you understand the spacing and placing!


Cut your paint sticks as desired and set them aside from the scraps. You don't want to get them mixed up. But I planned well and I used the same sticks for other parts on the level, so try and do that to minimize any hassle. :)
<p>I made it from a box </p>
Thank You So Much For Your Brilliant Idea!! Will Most Definitely Use For My Sons BDay Party
Eep! This is great! And you could do other themes than Angry Birds (when they go &quot;out of fashion&quot;). I need to try this!
This is awesome! I make carnival/children's type games every year for an event that I volunteer at. I have done the typical balloon pop game, but this is so clever. I may just have to try this at my Relay For Life teams Chinese auction event that is coming up since the other event I make the games for just past last month.<br><br>I bet this will be a hit with both the kids and the adults! Great idea and thanks for posting. If I make one in the next few months for my volunteer events I'll post some pictures ^.^<br><br>
Let me know when and I'll come to help :)
yes yes!! pics pics :D lol :D
&quot;type of slingshot that has the panel to brace your arm during use.&quot;<br>We called them Wrist Rockets!
great, I love it!
thank you! :)
That is so clever! I wasn't sure how you were going to pop them with those birds, but you planned that out perfectly! Awesome!
thank you! and it was just like that at the carnival - they were wondering how these birds could pop the balloons. (just like the game, they just do! :P haha)
where did you get the angry birds?
they are dog toys from walmart :D

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