Nur’s Nook: Scoring Skills! Make a Bullseye Game

"Go for a bullseye, Nur!"

“Consort in a friendly spirit with everyone . . . and show loving-kindness and tender regard to all. . .”
—‘Abdu’l-Bahá

 

What are your favorite games or sports? It’s fun to compete or team up with friends and family. You can pick up skills that go beyond the game’s board or boundaries.

Cheering on others builds team spirit and excitement. Trying out a new move could boost your creativity and courage. Dealing with defeat can strengthen patience. Looking for ways to improve your game may build your problem-solving ability. Create a Bullseye Ball Game to play with your family and friends. Have fun scoring points and skills! 

You’ll Need: 9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm) felt pieces in 5 or 6 different colors; round bowls, cups, or lids for tracing—7" (17.8 cm), 4.5" (11.4 cm), and 2" (5.1 cm); dark ballpoint pen; scissors; tacky glue; ruler; three table tennis balls; 23" x 3/4" (58.4 x 1.9 cm) regular or self-adhesive Velcro strips (scratchy/hook portion); duct tape (optional if using self-adhesive Velcro); hole punch; two pieces 12" (30.5 cm) ribbon

Step 1: With pen, trace three different-sized circles onto different felt colors. Cut circles out.

 

 

Step 2: Stack circles, with the smallest on top, and glue together. Glue stack to center of 9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm) felt piece.

 

 

Step 3: On another piece of felt, draw a star that fits inside smallest circle. Cut star out.

 

 

Step 4: For game’s points, draw felt numbers 5, 20, 50, and 100 in a contrasting color. Cut numbers out.

 

 

Step 5: Glue star to center of bullseye. Glue numbers to each section in decreasing order, with the most points at center. 

 

 

Step 6: With self-adhesive or tape, secure edges of Velcro strip (scratchy/hook portion) around center of entire ball. Then secure edges of two 1" (2.5 cm) pieces of Velcro at each end. Press tape flat.

 

 

Step 7: Punch hole in each top corner of game. Thread ribbon through holes and knot. Tie the ribbons to a tree branch, hooks, or anywhere game can hang evenly without support of a wall. 

 

 

To Play:

Make a start line about 5 feet (1.5 m) in front of game. Each player takes turns standing behind line and tossing 3 balls, aiming for high points. Winner is the first to score 500 points. Or work together to reach 500 as a group. 

 

For a printable version, download a PDF of this craft

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