DIY 3-in-1 Halloween Party Game

Halloween on a budget can be pretty tricky. It’s true that pretty much all your basic Halloween party tat can be bought in pound shops, so that is pretty handy. However I do find that even then, a basket full of little squishy eyeballs and spiders still adds up!

As I am forever on a budget and keeping an eye on my money, I find that I’m always trying to seek out the cheapest way to have the most amount of fun possible. I had to have a little think about how to keep Luke occupied cheaply this Halloween.

As half term is the week before Halloween, it gave us plenty of opportunity to get a bit crafty and come up with our own, super cheap, Halloween party games.

3-in-1 Halloween Party Game Craft

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This 3-in-1 party game cost us absolutely nothing as we already had everything in our craft box. However, I have linked a few supplies if you’re looking to top up your craft box for this game. These are affiliate links, so if you purchase through my link, I get a small amount of money from Amazon.

DIY Halloween Tin Can Alley Game

The first way to play the 3-in-1 Halloween party game is the classic tin can alley game!

I’ve made this game using 6 ghosts, but if you have older children, or fancy more of a challenge, you can add 4 more ghosts so that you have 10 in total.

Stack the ghosts up and find something to use as a marker so your players know where they need to stand. Sit or stand and throw the ping pong ball – the aim is to knock down all the ghosts!

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DIY Keep Your Eye On The Ball Halloween Game

This is great for younger children, but not much of a challenge for the older ones. Make sure the players are sat down opposite each other so the person playing can’t see down the top of the tubes.

On a table or hard surface, pop your ping pong ball into one of the ghost tubes and carefully muddle the order of the tubes up. The player has to try and keep an eye on the ghost that has the ping pong ball inside. If you guess correctly, you win!

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DIY Halloween Bowling Game

Pop your ghosts down on the floor in a triangle formation. If you want to make it more challenging, make some more ghosts to act as more ‘pins’.

Set down a marker on the floor so the players know where to stand. Roll the ball along the floor and try to knock down all the ghost pins.

How to make all of these Halloween games

I’m sure that your children will come up with even more possibilities to play with this 3-in-1 game. Luke started playing with the ghost like they were puppets and set up his own little Halloween story which was very cute to watch.

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You Will Need

To make the 3-in-1 ghost Halloween party game, you will need the following:

How To Make The Halloween Game

This Halloween game is really easy to make and, more importantly, it’s fun and a little bit messy.

  • Firstly, make sure you put a messy mat or some newspaper down because this craft does get a little messy.
  • Secondly, you need to paint your toilet roll tubes with white paint. Some paints might need a second layer to make sure they’re nice and bold. I used a hair dryer to help speed up the process between the first and second layers of paint.
  • When all the tubes are dry, draw on some spooky ghost faces with the black felt tip pen.

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If you fancy being a bit more crafty, there are loads of possibilities. You could paint some more intricate designs and draw on extra features once the paint has dried. Or you could make monsters, pumpkins, dinosaurs, mummies, or even go with some of the less traditional Halloween options like cute cats, bats or superheroes. You could jazz the tubes up with googly eyes, Halloween themed sequins or even glitter.

24 Comments

  1. October 28, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    This is so clever and creative. I love the fact that kids can get involved in making the games as well as playing them!

  2. Jessica McDonnell
    October 28, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    This is such a fabulous, creative idea and really low cost too!

  3. October 29, 2017 / 10:21 am

    This is such a brilliant idea and something my boys would absolutely love. Great way to recycle old toilet rolls as well! xx

  4. October 29, 2017 / 10:45 am

    such a great idea and was to replicate 🙂 You’re right you can easily spend a tenner in the pounshop once you start putting bits in your basket

  5. October 29, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    They are three simple, yet fun ideas for Halloween games. Easy to make with kids of all ages, I’m sure my son would love these! Great ideas!

  6. October 29, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    That seems like such a fun game for children and must have also be great fun for the little one when they were preparing it too. Luke seems to have enjoyed painting the tubes.

  7. October 29, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    This is just brilliant ! I’ve so many empty loo rolls that we can make a heap of them the boys will actually love this . It’s my go to now tomorrow to keep ’em busy !!!

  8. October 29, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I love simple creative ideas and games and this ticks all the boxes! We’ve actually been trying to teach the cat and dog how to play the keep your eye on the ball game after seeing other cats playing it on youtube – obviously with no success lol, but the kids love it so I will share your post with them 🙂

  9. October 30, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Great games and easy to set up too. I sshould start saving some toilet roll tubes xx

  10. October 30, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    This looks like a great game! I will give it a go with my monkeys at some point (it doesn’t have to be for Halloween only does it?)

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      Definitely not! Luke really loves it and I think it’s going to be a game we play quite often. If they get damaged, it’s easy enough to make new ones!

  11. October 31, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    LOve this, what a great idea to help budget! I love the fact that the LO’s also get to have fun making the games in the 1st place! Well done!

  12. November 1, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Fab idea and very frugal. We had something similar at our school fete this year. Will have a go at making some Xmas ones

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      Author
      November 1, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      It’s great that you can decorate them differently to make them more seasonal and festive. 🙂

  13. November 1, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Such a great idea, Monkey would love to make something like this and then play. He’s quite competitive so it would suit that side of his nature too!
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  14. October 4, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Absolutely love doing crafty things with my littles. We’re going to do the ghost loo roll pin bowling from your blog halloween night as we don’t trick or treat. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  15. October 4, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I love this! We don’t really od much for Halloween, I’m not a massive fan. But the kids do like to do something and I’m always on the look out for inexpensive activities. Thanks!

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