Learn how to make a giant frisbee for a fun family activity. This low cost and fast project is sure to be a hit with your friends and family!
When you’ve got 6 kids, no building can contain the crazy sometimes. You need more space for all that energy exploding out of those little bodies.
The best thing in the whole world is to find a huge grassy field for your kids to play in and go crazy.
The peace will inevitably be broken by someone spinning with their eyes closed too close to someone else who chose to lay on the ground at that moment. Faces stepped on, fingers smooshed, tumbling and yelling. It’s a natural progression.
Thankfully, the part that seems to stick the most in their memories is the laughing, spinning, running, and playing. Especially when you bring toys!
A Fun Family Activity
Kids live by simple mantras: “The Bigger the Better”, “The More the Merrier”, “That’s mine”, “I want it now or I’ll die”.
Those last two aren’t as catchy.
A single ice cream scoop is a great treat for a kid. But a monster ice cream Sunday with all the toppings a tiny heart desires? You’ll never see those little eyes get so big!
This logic holds true when it comes to toys. Frisbees are fun. Giant frisbees are insanely fun!
Just remember to find a field to play with it. If there’s a fence nearby, it will be on the other side of it before you can say “don’t throw it over the-.”
What do I need for this Fun Family Activity?
- 1 large snap
- flexible tubing
- electrical tape or duct tape-just so that it stretches a little. This will hold better
- sewing needle
- sewing machine
Optional (if you want it to be extra secure)
- a small section of aluminum tube that fits over your flexible tubing
- small piece of wooden dowel that fits snugly inside your tubing
- two small screws
- Measure out your tubing to the size you want your frisbee.
- Connect the ends of your tube together using the electrical tape.
- Lay your fabric out and place your tube on top.
- Make sure you have at least 4 inches around your circle.
- If you don’t have enough length in the fabric, cut an extra strip and sew it right sides together along on side. Lay your circle on the fabric again to check the size.
- Trim the fabric into a circle about 4 inches out from the circle.
- Fold the edge, pin, and sew the hem. Because this is a circle, you end up sewing over puckers of fabric. Watch the video to see what I mean.
- Place the tube circle on the wrong side of the fabric. Fold the hem over the tube and pin it on the other side. This creates the sleeve for the tubing. Leave a few inches open when the tube connects with tape.
- Take the tape off so you can slide the whole thing into your sewing machine. The tube was too big to fit under my presser foot. Tape it back together.
- Sew all the way around the circle, following the inside of the tubing. Leave that open space open still. This is so you can remove the tube if you ever need to wash it.
- To close the open section of hem, sew a giant snap.
- And you’re done! Go throw it around for a fun family activity 🙂
To Make it More Durable:
- Fit a small section of wooden dowel into the tube to connect the two ends of the tube.
- Use a piece of aluminum pipe that fits over the flexible tubing and the dowel.
- Drill two holes through one side of the aluminum and tubing and into the dowel but not all the way through .
- Screw in two screws that are small enough that they don’t poke out the other side.
Jessica’s Tips for a Fun Family Activity
- For a fun game : bring some balls or stuffed animals to the field with you, have everyone hold the frisbee flat and use it to launch them into the air. Then try and catch them. It’s a lot of fun!
- Choose a fabric with a busy pattern so any stains from playing won’t stand out.
- You can use E6000 glue and just glue the fabric right to the tube for an even faster project. It just won’t be removable.
- Make small frisbees with your kids. This would be a good time to just glue it on.
- You can use a hula hoop from the dollar store for the frame. It’s cheap but it might not be as durable with kids throwing it and smacking it on the ground a lot.
Don’t forget to pin it!
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