Every year, my extended family has a Christmas party. We all get together to eat, have a lesson, play a family Christmas games, have a white elephant gift exchange, and exchange gifts. The entire event is full of laughter and fun.
This year I was put in charge of the game. That is a lot of pressure when you have nearly 50 people participating in all ages!
The game needed to be something that we could do in about 20 minutes, but also involved everyone. That is how this Naughty or Nice DIY Christmas Game was born.
First, let me show you how I put it together, and then I will explain how it works.
The inspiration for this game came from the Price is Right and the Punch Board game. Basically, you punch through the tissue paper and pull out what is inside, and hopefully win a lot of money or a car or something like that.
In my version, no cars are won, but it was still a lot of fun.
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- 2 Foam Core Boards
- Cricut Explore
- Red Vinyl
- Red Plastic Cups
- Hot Glue Gun
- Small Treats and Goodies
- Small Plastic Bugs & Coal Chocolate
- Tissue Paper
- Rubber Bands
- Naughty or Nice Christmas Game Strips PDF
How many supplies you need all depends on how many people will be playing. There are 50 people playing my game, so if you have more or less, take that into account.
How to Make the Naughty or Nice DIY Christmas Game
It all starts with the foam core boards that I got at my local dollar store.
Cut the Naughty or Nice title out of vinyl using an electronic cutting machine.
Red plastic cups are used as the cylinders the hold the prize and are covered with the tissue paper.
Glue the base of the cup to the foam core board. I found I could fit 25 cups per board.
Here are what the boards look like when all of the cups are glued into place.
Now we need something fun to put inside!
I created 50 different slips of paper to put inside. 15 were Naughty and 35 were Nice and each gave an explanation of why they were naughty or nice.
Click here to access the Naughty or Nice Christmas Game Strips and print the PDF.
Many of my word strips include family jokes. So feel free to create your own Naughty or Nice Christmas Game Strips.
Here are all of the little slips of paper.
Inside each cup, I would put a slip of paper along with a little prize. Fun things for Nice and bugs and candy coal for Naughty.
Here is what one of the Naughty cups looked like before it was covered. I added a mini candy cane to every cup so everyone got a little Christmas Cheer.
To cover the cups, use some tissue paper and lots of rubber bands.
Cut squares of the tissue paper into about 4×4 inch squares, lay a square on top of a cup, and then put a rubber band over it to hold it in place.
How to Play the Naughty or Nice DIY Christmas Game
To play the game, explained that this game is to help Santa decide if you are Naughty or Nice.
Allow everyone to take a turn punching through the tissue paper on a cup and pull out what is inside. Request that everyone read their Naughty or Nice Slip out loud so everyone can join in on the fun.
My family had so much fun with this DIY Christmas game, and it was so fun to see who was naughty and who was nice!
While this version of the game is a Christmas game, I think this could easily be adapted to fit any theme of party. It is a great game for large crowds of any age.
What’s your favorite game to play with a big group of people? Share and leave a comment below!
Naughty or Nice Large Group Christmas Game
- Cut the Naughty or Nice title out of vinyl using an electronic cutting machine.
- Glue the base of the cup to the foam core board. I found I could fit 25 cups per board.
- Print the Naughty or Nice Christmas Game Strips PDF and cut into strips.
- Inside each cup, put a slip of paper along with a little prize. Fun things for Nice and bugs and candy coal for Naughty.
- Cut squares of the tissue paper into about 4×4 inch squares, lay a square on top of a cup, and then put a rubber band over to hold it in place.
Here is a variation of this game. It is called Poke a Tree!
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