Cornhole is a fun game involving two boards and bean bags. The goal is to toss the bags onto the boards to get them through the holes. Cornhole sets come in a variety of designs and can be made with various accessories, such as lights on the bottom so that you can play at night or sound effects that will go off when the bags land on the board or in the holes.
When you make your own cornhole boards, you need to get the measurements just right as well as the dimensions for the holes. You should also make sure the holes are the proper distance apart. Elevate the boards at just the right angle to allow the bags to stay in place on the board if they don’t reach the holes. You’re going to need to make or purchase eight bags because you need four for each board. You can usually make the boards in a day and design them with any pattern or any color that you like. Supplies can usually be purchased at most hardware stores because you really only need the wood for the boards and the material to make the bean bags unless you get bags that are already made.
When the boards are finished, you should use paint that creates a slick surface to make it easier for the bags to slide when they are thrown. You can put a cup under the holes so that they don’t land on the ground and get damaged. Make sure the boards that are used are sanded. This will prevent any damage to the bags that are used. It will also provide a professional appearance for the boards instead of jagged edges and splinters on the surface. You can make a box for the boards to sit on instead of a simple design. The box will help to keep the boards off the ground, and it can make it easier to carry the boards when you’re getting them out of storage or putting them up after playing. Cover your boards to keep moisture away from them and to keep any damage to a minimum.