Friday, July 1, 2011

Homemade Outdoor Twister Game

So, one day when I was spray painting, I thought that it would be totally rad if I made a Twister game on my grass with my trusty, rusty spray paint.

Yep-you read that right!
You can make your own huge, homemade, outdoor, Twister game!
(try saying that fast 3x)
This would be so fun for a family reunion, block party, school carnival-whatever really.

I talked about my opinions on spray painting .
You are all super smart now-when it comes to painting.
I know, you are so excited!
You can thank me later..

BUT..If you still are wanting to know some of my favorite tips and tricks and a couple more ideas on what else you can spray paint..check out Spray Paint 101!

Supplies needed to make Outdoor Twister:
A pizza box-or other piece of cardboard.
Craft Knife
Large Mixing bowl-or something else that is round
Pen (I know, this is probably assumed-just trying to be thorough)
Red, blue, yellow and white spray paint
1 piece of paper
container of some sort to hold the slips of paper.

OK-first thing you need to do-trace a circle (mixing bowl) on a lid of a pizza box or some other piece of cardboard.
Use your handy dandy craft knife/box cutter to cut it out.
Throw the circle away-now you are left with your circle stencil.
(I would have taken pics of this part-but...
I am pretty sure that you all know how to trace a circle and cut it out)

Now you are ready to paint.
My favorite part.

You really SHOULD use the Rustoleum 2x coverage paint for this project. The other brands did not cover as well.

I made my board in my back yard, but you can make it anywhere that 
you have a large enough piece of grass.

Let it be know that I am NOT a perfectionist.

I did NOT measure out my game board, or line up my circle in a perfectly straight line.

If you are one of those people who like super straight lines, you might want to measure.

If you are not one of those type of people-just go with the flow.

When you make your board-you need 4 columns. One column in each color.
You need to have 6 circles of each color.
Your game board will look like this.

Now you get to paint.
I just sprayed a circle, picked up the stencil and looked to see if it was straight.
(again, I am not a perfectionist-so "looking straight" was totally cool with me.
I did this with each color until I had 6 circles.

I did not have a twister twirly thing and I refused to pay $13 for a twister game.
So, my genius friend Bonnie suggested that I just use slips of paper.
I know, super smart right?

The kids made slips of paper that said: Head, Rt. Foot, Rt. Hand, Left. Foot, Left hand
They also made color slips- red, blue, yellow and white.
I put each set of strips in their own jar.
When it was time to play-the caller person, or whatever you want their title to be-pulled one slip out of each jar.
IE- Left Hand, Red
This was much easier than trying to make my own spinner or spending $13 on a new one.
I so love my smart friends!

Now-you will have a rockin back yard!
This could be a good or bad thing....
I had kids of all ages in my back yard.
Super fun!

Look at those young, spry, 15 yr, old boys. I so wish that my body would bend like that.
No, wait, I am totally OK with it not bending that way.

Your twister board will grow out in about 1 to 2 weeks.
The paint will NOT hurt your grass.
Repeat-the paint will not hurt your grass.

If you do this and your husband freaks out, he can totally call my husband. While they are talking about the fact that the paint will NOT ruin your lawn, they can discuss how totally crazy their wives are for spray painting a giant twister board in their yard.
Consider it male bonding time.

If you really want to have a good time-invite some friends over and you can all play twister.

Lets just say that I am not as bendy as I used to be.

Although, it was fun to watch people fall on their butts when they were reaching their left leg for white.
Think of it..
Funny, right?

I made all kinds of random, fun things with spray paint for the TV segment. 
Stay tuned to see what other randomness I came up with.


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  1. This is a totally cool idea! Brilliant!

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  2. Did the paint rub off on players hands or clothes? Thanks!

  3. Does the paint come off on your hands or clothes when you play?

  4. Hello,
    Does the paint come off on your hands or clothes when you play?

  5. I totally love this idea! I just wish I had a large enough section of plain grass to make it in =(

  6. This is adorable! Will be sharing this on our blog and FB!

  7. What a great way to take a classic game outside. I've shared one of your photos in a recent blog and linked back to your article.


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