Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY 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.


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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.


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I have talked about my opinions on spray painting .

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!


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Directions
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.

Disclaimer:
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 for a large group or a smaller board for a smaller group.


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Now you get to paint-The fun part!

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 found a vintage twister game at the thrift store for $1 so I had the twirly hand game piece to play. If you don't have this, don't stress. You can use strips of paper in a paper cup. 

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 cup.
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
We have played the game using both ways and they both work out great!


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Now-you will have a rocking back yard!
This could be a good or bad thing....

I had kids of all ages in my back yard.
Super fun!

PS-for some of you that may be wondering--the spray paint will not kill the grass! As the grass grows, you will just mow the game board up.  This is great news if you are going to a public park. 


Happy Creating!

As always, I will be linking up to my favorite parties..


3 comments :

  1. GREAT IDEA! It would not only be fun for kids but for adults too! Love it. : ) I'm hosting a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to join! Simply Dream & Create
    Stephanie

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  2. What a great idea! Would love to have you link this up at our summer-themed, Ladies Only Blog Share! Visiting from the Pity Party!

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

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  3. What a creative way to bring Twister outdoors! Thanks for sharing this great idea! Visiting from the Weekend Wrap Up Party. Blessings, Sonja

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