7 DIY Yard Games for Plenty of Fun ...


If you want to make the most of your outside space, here are some great DIY yard games.

You can have as much fun crafting and making them as you, your friends and your kids can have playing them.

I’ve got some classic DIY yard games and maybe some newbies for you too.

Follow the tutorials and you’ll have no excuse for that mournful cry of “I’m bored…” this summer.

1. Bean Bag Toss

Bean Bag Toss

Whether you call it Bean Bag Toss or Cornhole Toss – no matter;

it’s one of the most fun DIY yard games.2

It’s a simple game that anyone can enjoy.

Hardly any rules are involved and you can make a set of bean bags small enough for little hands, as well as some regular sized ones.

I’ve seen the “corn board” made out of a lidded cardboard box, but if you want one to last for a few years, there’s a tutorial at sailrite.wordpress.com.2

2. Giant Jenga

Giant Jenga

Regular Jenga gets a tad tedious after a while.

What you want is a BIGGG Jenga tower that really clatters when it falls over.

I love the idea of a DIY giant Jenga because if you’re a woman who has never handled a saw before, this is a chance to cut your teeth!

You could ask the wood shop to cut the pieces, but I think it’s more fun to get the lengths of wood and saw them yourself.


You really don’t need to follow many instructions but abeautifulmess.com has a nice little story.

3. Twister


Yep – you can go buy one, but among the DIY yard games, Twister is fun to make as well as play.

The tutorial at designsponge.com uses a drop cloth of 4’x 5” but I think you should go large and use a white cotton flat sheet instead.

And like the tutorial suggests, there’s no need to stick with the traditional Twister colors – go with your creative flow!

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