DIY Lawn Games

Get ready for a day of fun in the sun! Today we’ll be building our favorite lawn games. There’s just as much fun to be had constructing them, as there will be playing. We’re going to need a parents help for some of these, so make sure you have an ...

DIY Lawn Games

July 2020

Get ready for a day of fun in the sun! Today we’ll be building our favorite lawn games. There’s just as much fun to be had constructing them, as there will be playing. We’re going to need a parents help for some of these, so make sure you have an adult nearby.

(Source: Momtastic)

 

Cornhole is a game that’s guaranteed to be a hit with the entire family. Instead of running out to buy boards, why not make your own? We love this kid-friendly DIY that’s sure to provide endless hours of fun.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

  • Foamboard
  • X-Acto knife
  • Large bowl
  • Bean bags

 

Instructions:

 

  • Measure to the center of the foam board and cut a five inch hole a five inches down from the top of the board.
  • Decorate your board!
  • Rest the board on a bowl.
  • Grab your bean bags and get playing!

 

Total time: 15 minutes

(Source: Nutri-Lawn)

 

We all know that Twister is a family classic, so why not bring it outdoors! Don’t worry about permanently painting the lawn. As the grass grows, the paint will eventually be mowed.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

  • Red, yellow, blue, and green spray paint
  • Cardboard
  • A pan
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Instructions:

 

  • Place your pan in the middle of your cardboard. Trace the pan with a pencil, and then cut the circle out of the cardboard. The cardboard is going to act as our stencil.
  • Using your stencil, spray paint rows of each color. A classic board has one row of each color, going six circles down. Depending on how many players you have, you can add more.
  • To get the colors more vibrant, add more coats of spray paint.
  • Wait for it to dry.
  • If you don’t have a twister spinner, write each color on a piece of paper, and put them in a cup. Then, write “right foot, right hand, left foot, and left hand” on separate pieces of paper. Put those in a separate cup. Each turn, the players will pull one slip from each cup.
  • Once it’s dry, let the games begin!

 

Total time: 30 minutes

(Source: Backyard Buffs)

 

Kerplunk is another favorite, but one that the kids may not be familiar with. What better way to introduce them to the game, than with a life-sized version?

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

  • 4x1 wood beam
  • 4x4x8 wood beam
  • Chicken wire
  • Wooden dowels
  • Plastic balls
  • Paint
  • Handsaw
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Wood glue

 

Instructions:

 

  • Unroll and cut your chicken wire into the desired size. Use pliers to wire the ends together.
  • Cut the 4x1 wood into four equal parts about 1 ft long. Place them in a square and use wood glue to keep them together.
  • Cut the 4x4x8 wood into four 1 foot increments. These will act as the legs for the base of the game.
  • Screw the top of the base (the square we just made) to the legs.
  • Once the base is complete, spray paint it your desired color. You can also spray paint the wooden dowels.
  • When the base is dry, set the chicken wire on top of the base.
  • Set up your game and get ready to play!

 

Total time: 45-60 minutes

 

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