DIY Fun: Create These Three Unique Yard Games and Enjoy Some Outdoor Time
Summer is the perfect time of year to get outdoors and have some fun in the sun. And if you’re looking for some DIY yard games you can build yourself, you’re in luck! With a few basic materials and some imagination, you can build a variety of fun and engaging yard games for an afternoon of fun. Here are three lawn game projects to get you started:
Tic Tac Toe: If you fancy yourself a bit of a carpenter, this project requires a few tools and some basic carpentry skills. Start by creating a giant 4’ x 4’ square. Break the square down into nine equal-sized squares with one-inch boards, then attach the wood with wood glue and a few small nails. Fill the nail holes and paint or prime the board with outdoor paint or primer. Then cut out your Xs and Os and paint them contrasting colors. For an extra touch, you can add magnets to the back of the Xs and Os and prop your board up on a wall or fence. Then let the games begin!
Giant Jenga: If your family likes classic Jenga, they’ll love giant Jenga. This project requires fifty-four feet of two by fours to cut into fifty-four small pieces, just over 10 ½ inches long. Sand down each piece, then give them a weatherproof stain if you plan to play outdoors. Line them up in stacks of three on a flat surface, then it’s game on!
Cornhole: This one is a bit more complex, which is why it’s important to watch a tutorial or two for tips and tricks. Start by cutting two pieces of plywood, 21” x 48” with 12” legs propping it up at an angle. Then you’ll need to drill a hole into each board. The holes should be 6” from the top, 12” from the sides, and centered. Make sure you seal whatever you paint on the board with an outdoor waterproof sealant. You can also make your own bean bags or buy them from a craft store. Once your board is set up, you’re ready to play.
If you have the time and creative energy, these three DIY yard games are sure to make your summer days more fun and exciting. With just a few simple materials and some basic tools, you can create some really cool and unique DIY lawn games that your family and friends won’t soon forget. So grab your tools and a few supplies, and get ready for an awesome summer of DIY lawn games.