Cornhole at Night – How to Make it Glow

Maybe you have already played the wonderful and exciting game of cornhole during the day and you’re ready to try your hand at it at night. Or perhaps you are new to the entire experience and have simply been searching for some information on the game of cornhole and would consider making your own cornhole boards and even the entire cornhole set by yourself and the idea of making it glow in the dark is intriguing. Many daytime games have found their way into the darkness of night by the way of a few modifications. So no longer does the sun need to dictate when fun lawn games must be put away.

Night play changes everything

You may not realize how much of an impact what we see affects what we do. If you’ve never gone out for midnight (often called moonlight) bowling, then you aren’t aware of trying to aim your shot, approach the line and throw the bowling ball with the lights overhead asleep for the night. When all you can see are the pins and the area around your feet, many players find this challenging, to say the least. Even the most accomplished bowlers can struggle when the lights go out.

And this creates another dimension of enjoyment to an already fantastic game known as cornhole. Just like with the moonlight bowling or glowball golf, the mistakes, the mis-shots, and the miraculous hole-outs are a regular occurrence when you play a daytime sport at night.

So how do you make a cornhole game glow in the dark?

Build it yourself or touch one up

One thing that you can do right away is to buy your own cornhole sets and then add some paints to the board and the bean bags to make them glow in the dark. Or you can build your own cornhole boards from scratch.

You don’t have to make the board glow in its entirety, but that can be fun, too. At a bare minimum, you should have the outside glow with glow-in-the-dark strips. These can be purchased at any number of craft stores. Place a glow-in-the-dark strip around the outside edge of each board (on the top of the surface). Of course, this could interfere with the bean bags sliding off the board, so if you have ambition, then paint a straight edge with glow-in-the-dark paints, preferably white so that it can be seen easily from 27 feet away.

Don’t forget the paint an edge around the hole as well. Odds are, once you play at night for the first time, you will want to paint the entire board in a glow-in-the-dark paint.

As for the bean bags, there are some fabrics that will glow in the dark, but they won’t be strong enough to endure the constant abuse from the tosses and smacks on the board -especially the corner hits where the bag catches the edge of the board. Instead, use a glow-in-the-dark fabric paint to solve this problem.

When you step outside at night for the first time to play cornhole in the dark, you’ll wonder why you never did it before!

Source by Dave C. Roth

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