Spill the Milk

Game Rules

Player throws three balls and tries to knock over three milk bottles. Players stand six to 12 feet away from the target. The player is declared a winner when all three milk bottles are knocked down.

Game Description

The box is built on a base of 18″ x 18″ plywood (3/4″). The two sides of the box are 18″ x 18″ plywood that is 1/2″ thick. The two sides have the top edges cut off and sanded.
The back is 18″ high and 19.25″ wide, and this also is made 3/4″ plywood.
The front edge is an 18″ piece of 1.25″ x 1.25″ wood.
The milk bottles may be made of aluminum (classic carnival style) or wood.
The balls may be tennis balls or wiffle balls.

Material List

  • One 18″ x 18″ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • One 18″ x 19.25″ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • Two 18″ x 18″ sheets of 1/2″ plywood
  • One 18″ 2 x 2 board
  • 3 wiffle balls or tennis balls from a toy store or sporting goods store
  • 3 aluminum or wooden milk bottles. These are available at a carnival supply company
  • Paint as needed


Carnival Games

Hey Jack, Thanks so much.

My 7 year old daughter just climbed on my lap and we watched some of your videos together.

There are some games I know I could do in time for my son's birthday.

Love it!

Jill M