Fun in the Sun: Games for Your Next Backyard Bash
Entertainment| | By Jason Owen
Gardening provides both produce and beauty, but aside from picking vegetables and watering your plants, it’s time for you to find ways to enjoy the freshness and colorful florals of your backyard. Not only a summer oasis for you, but welcome the whole family and some friends to bond over some outdoor games. For fun in the sun, ditch Monopoly and snatch one of these great DIY backyard garden games… May the odds be ever in your favor!
With 5 blocks of wood, stain, and white paint this DIY project is simple and easy. If you’re feeling extra creative, pass on the white paint for something more colorful and vibrant. For details on this dicey DIY, check out the Dallas Moms Blog.
Connect Four-in-a-RowDefinitely a hit at your next backyard bash, this Connect Four-in-a-Row game is a family favorite. Just be prepared, this DIY is a little more intense and requires heavy duty equipment such as a cordless drill, miter saw, nail gun, and framing square. Head over to The Home Depot Blog for a detailed tutorial.
Rocky Tic Tac ToeDon’t just keep your cocktails on the rocks. Transform tic tac toe into an outdoor adventure. Using wood scraps and rocks from your garden, this DIY is as simple and budget friendly as it gets. If you don’t have a steady hand for creating the grid, use a stencil for the silhouette. Continue to Tatertots and Jello blog for more on this DIY.
BowlingBowling in your backyard? Yes, it’s possible with some insight from the Remodelaholic blog! This is definitely a more advanced DIY project but you will have as much fun as effort that you put into it. Using 5 different sizes of lumber, this project let’s you create an outdoor game that can also be transported indoors for fun when the weather is just too cold.
TetherballSimply Kireste offers a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own tetherball set. Adding fun to your backyard, it’s a great way to enjoy your garden this summer. Needing just a tire, pole, and rebar, this project allows you to stick to your budget.
MatchingLawn matching? You’ve probably never heard of it, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a try. With free printable stencils and cork tiles, this project brings out your creativity! For more on this project and for game rules, check out the Studio DIY.
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