- First the PTO expects to net over $40,000 (this thing only runs from 9am-3pm.)
- Over 4,000 are expected in attendance.
- Carnival concessions, games, rides, and prizes.
- Live and Silent Auction
- Some paint for your design, I like Beher Premium Plus. It seems to hold up to the abuse of the munchkins that live in my house as well as, or better than the more expensive professional brands.
- A drill, drill bit big enough for the jig saw blade, and #2 Phillips bit
- 2" coarse threaded screws
- (2) 2x4 sheet of wood
- material to make 4 feet
My board happened to be primed already; I tested a paint sample, and it didn't stick. Out came the belt sander, which I saved from a dumpster years ago; it only needed a new cord!
Next was to get my beautiful artist wife to sketch a pumpkin, and a ghost. After that it was time to cut out some holes for the toss. First thing first, you will need to drill a hole to fit the jigsaw blade into. After you drill some holes, cut out the shapes with the jigsaw, and file or sand down any rough cuts.
First up was the ghost. I cut him out then painted the body black, and then mixed black and white paint together to get grey, and a black back ground. This was recommnded by Lori to give him a translucent look.
Next was the pumpkin. He's pretty straight forward. I game him some coats of "pumpkin patch orange" and a black background.After painting I needed a way to stand my creations upright. I dug through my scrap pile on the lumber rack. As I was coming down from the ladder I spotted some 7" triangles (7" rise x 7" run = 9 7/8" hypotenuse, if you want legs of different measurements use Pythagorean theorem) left over from building some stairs which Lori had rescued from the bonfire pile. "Those would be perfect! Oh man! I can't have those, Lori is going to do something with them. Did I burn the others last weekend? I better go check." I thought to myself. I frantically hurried off to the lumber pile where, SCORE! Attaching the feet was easy. I made sure the 2" coarse threaded screws wouldn't puncture the front of the bean bag toss. Pre-drilled the holes at the determined angle, to prevent cracking the feet, and sunk the screws. I then painted the feet black as well.
What is cool abut the triangle feet is you can lay it down like corn hole, or stand it up for a baseball pitch.
The only thing left is the bean bags. Lori, isn't sewing in your department?-- Nate