Like really happy...look at this cuteness!
I've always wanted a giant Plinko game to use during spirit week but they are a bit out of my budget. I was so excited to find this DIY on Pinterest to make a classroom sized one. When I went to Dollar Tree, they happened to have pink foam boards that match my classroom perfectly.
I marked and drew two inch thick rows all the way across the board. At the bottom, draw two inch vertical lines to create the boxes where the ball can land. This is a 2x2 square. From there, go up and mark every other horizontal line with a dot. On the lines you skipped, you go back and center the dot between the two you've already made.
Measure and cut skewers ($.97 for 100 at Wal-mart) into two inch pieces. Use the sharp point to stab holes in all of your dots on the board but not all the way through. Throw way all the other pieces with sharp points. Fill the holes with hot glue and stand your skewer stick inside.
I bought two foam boards and used one to cut four 2 inch wide strips by the 28 inch length. I hot glued two of them to the sides of the foam board with the skewers in it. I trimmed the third one to the 20 inch width of the foam board and glued it to the bottom.
The four piece gets cut into two inch squares to make the dividers. I glued in the dividers and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the letters and numbers out of silver glitter poster board from Hobby Lobby.