You can't have any Alice in Wonderland party without offering Flamingo Croquet!
But I've looked everywhere for a cute (CHEAP), easy (CHEAP), fun (CHEAP) croquet set that I can either remake or up-cycle into a flamingo with no luck.
I certainly have seen some cute ones...
I will tell you that I am not good with wood...I don't have the skills (and Hubby won't let me near a saw after the Cheese Grater Incident.) I couldn't find any croquet mallets that were in my budget (which is almost 'nil.) And the only flamingos that I could find were at Dollar Tree and really small.
So I was stuck....what do I do?
Forgo the Flamingo Croquet?
So I made mine own.
I can't tell you for sure if they work since we haven't played yet...but after having my kids walk around "wacking" everything they could with it...it seems to hold up pretty well.
I don't know if you can get the complete idea that it's a pink flamingo from Disney's Alice in Wonderland version, but the idea is there.
And the great thing is...they were in my budget.
Each mallet only cost me $1.30 (ish).
This one is only the prototype to see if it would work or not. "The Perfectionist" wants me to add some feathers to the back. I don't know if we'll do that or not. What do you think?
You can find the directions HERE. Or, I've since made an easier set that uses a set from Amazon. You can find the directions for those HERE.