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Play Bingo At Home With Recycled Items

Board games are fun indeed and a great ice-breaker too. However, sometimes these days board games may not always be easy on our pockets. The moment you step a foot into a toy store and bump into a game you fancy buying, you realise that the prices are sky high. You end up panicking and rarely able to pick anything much from the store. But if you are clever enough, you can get handful of recycled items, craft it at home and have as much fun with your family and friends. When asked for a game for a large group of people, the first game that comes to my mind is bingo! The ultimate group game for people of all ages. Here are some clever ways to recycle items at home and have a bingo party!

Make Bingo Balls

The main component in a game of bingo are the bingo balls. Polystyrene balls are a great option. They come in parcels, hence are easy to find. Number these balls with a marker and you are good to go. You can also use plastic bottle caps and use them to mark numbers. If these two also don’t seem much of a good idea, you can take use carton boxes and cut them into round shapes and mark numbers from 1 to 75 or 1 to 90. They may work just well.

Ball Jumblers

As you know ball jumblers too are an intergral part of bingo. There’s always a bingo caller who picks out numbers from the tombola basket. You can use a simple box, make a hand-sized hole to pull out numbers. Easy peasy! You can also use a bag or a hat to do the same.

Bingo Cards

You have to admit they are perhaps the easiest of all. Making your own, nifty thrifty game of bingo couldn’t get any easier. You can take a cardboard or a thick material paper and make your own tickets. Once these are done, give players good markers to daub. You can also use an old CD case which has been lying around unused for quite sometime now. Best part is they can be used over and over. The reusability of a CD case as a card is the best choice.

You can use thrifty items at home or shops and make your own game of bingo. You can also try free bingo online which is and always will be easier on your pockets. All it takes is to think outside the box. Be as unique as you can. You’ll have a fun time.

Creative Ways to Recycle Your Old Bingo Cards

Do you regularly go to bingo halls or play bingo games online? But what happens to your bingo cards after you use them for one round of bingo? Whether you printed, made or bought your cards, you can make use of it after a game. You just need to be creative in making the most out of the materials that you have at hand. Apart from making unique items, you can also give them as gifts to people who love the game as much as you do. Instead of shopping from eBay, you can create your own handmade gifts. Here are some of the things that you can make out of your used bingo cards.


Bingo Card Journal
Not only that a home-made journal can be a great gift for Bingo lovers in your life, it can also be a perfect project that you can do during your free time. Aside from your old bingo card, you can make use of small eyelets, stationery papers and cotton binding thread in making a functional writing journal.


Vintage Bingo Card Tags
Using an old bingo card that you printed from online bingo card generators like Bingo Baker or DLTK-Cards, you can easily make your own vintage bookmarks. You have to simply cut it in half and put a hole at the top part of the rectangular cut-out card, where you can tie a piece of yarn, sari ribbon or lace. It is up to you on how you want it to be uniquely decorated. This is a perfect token for parties.


Vintage Picture Frame
In making a vintage picture frame, you have to use vintage bingo cards, lace paper doilies, old buttons, a fabric glue—basically all the crafty things that you think can make your picture frame unique. You must also prepare a thick cardboard that can be used as the base of your picture frame.

Indeed, bingo is a card game that is fun to play and bingo cards are perfect materials that can be used in making extraordinary items. You can give them as a gift to your friend who is an avid fan of FoxyBingo games or you can keep it to yourself. Either way, these unique items are things that you can use for your daily activities.