Amazing DIY Backyard Games to Build Right Now!

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Inside: Incredible ideas for DIY Backyard Games you can build and play all summer long! 

Let’s all head to the back yard for a bevvy and a game, shall we? If you are anything like we are, you want to spend as much time outside during the summer months as possible. We bought our home because of the big fenced yard and always imagined hanging out and playing games until the sunset. So today, I’m combining our love of summer with our love for DIY Backyard Games! 12 Amazing DIY Backyard Games to Build Right Now

 

Amazing DIY Backyard Games to Build Right Now!

DIY Backyard Games that you can build and play all summer! Perfect for BBQs and weekends with the kids; from slip and slides to giant Jenga blocks, corn hole and ring toss!
DIY Giant Jenga

DIY Giant Jenga

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Sing it with me! You take a block from the bottom and you put it on top! You take a block from the middle and you put it on top! But GIANT.

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DIY Race Car Track

DIY Race Car Track

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This Is SO COOL. I still remember the year my little brother created a ‘track’ in my grandparents back yard around their vegetable gardens for all his big Tonka Trucks. With some inexpensive pavers, you can actually make a back yard race track! Later on, plant a garden in the middle as the kids outgrow ‘trucking’ and ‘racing’.

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Life Sized Angry Birds Game

Life Sized Angry Birds Game

Photo Credit: www.instructables.com

Oh… this category is a blend of WHOA! And YOU’LL SHOOT YER EYE OUT! But building a giant Angry Birds sling shot is probably the fun-nest thing ever. Except for that time I taught my Nana how to play Angry Birds on her tablet and she became temporarily obsessed and it was hilarious.

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DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game

DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game

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In the category of PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT WITH REAL BIRDS… this flamingo themed ring toss game is brilliant and super easy to set up. This seriously might have to happen at our house this year.

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Easy DIY Garden Tic Tac Toe Game

Easy DIY Garden Tic Tac Toe Game

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In the category of ridiculously ADORABLE, this lady bug and bumble bee tic tac toe game is sure to please.

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DIY Bucket Ball

DIY Bucket Ball

Photo Credit: www.catchmyparty.com

In the category of ‘this could get sloppy’, I just love saying bucket ball out loud.

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DIY Wooden Yard Dice

DIY Wooden Yard Dice

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Did someone say Yahtzee??? No. No one ever says Yahtzee until the end of the night, when only the designated driver is sober and all the other beer and wine drinking Yahtzee players are DYING to scream a legit Yahtzee, but then the sober person gets a Yahtzee and they’re just like “Umm…so I guess that’s 50 points.” #TrueStory

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DIY Trampoline Party

DIY Trampoline Party

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Let’s talk about HOW FREAKING FUN THIS WOULD BE! How did I not know that Water Balloon Trampolining was a thing? Full truth: I jumped on my nephew and niece’s giant trampoline last summer and I thought I was going to pass out. Kids are way more resilient than out-of-shape 30 somethings. Seriously. I’m not a fan of feeling like my stomach is in my sternum. But with water balloons? I might be convinced.

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Giant Yard Pick-up Sticks

Giant Yard Pick-up Sticks

Photo Credit: www.nelliebellie.com

I don’t know why I’m including this game… other than that it falls into the category of SURE AND SUDDEN DEATH VIA IMPALING… no really – Pick up sticks is a classic. I just didn’t find it that fun as a kid. Maybe you did? Don’t impale anyone k?

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Giant Yard Twister Board

Giant Yard Twister Board

Photo Credit: www.instructables.com

Got spray paint? Got some twisty muscles? You’ve got back yard TWISTER! Need I say more?

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DIY Cornhole Game

DIY Cornhole Game

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Almost as fun to say as Bucket Ball… Corn hole is a classic. Great for kids and adults alike, this can be thrown together with some basic power tools and paint!

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DIY Banagrams

DIY Banagrams

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We just got this game in real life. The thought of playing it on a giant scale on the lawn is so fun!

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DIY Coke® Bottle Outdoor Bowling Game

DIY Coke® Bottle Outdoor Bowling Game

Photo Credit: www.polkadotchair.com

I'm a fan of bowling and recycling. This DIY game hits all those marks.

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DIY Lawn Dominoes

DIY Lawn Dominoes

Photo Credit: www.ironandtwine.com

Close relative of yard yahtzee... yard dominos is also easy and fun to make and play!

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Build a DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game

Build a DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game

Photo Credit: build-basic.com

Giant Connect Four? Yes please.

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Glowing Bubbles for Kids

Glowing Bubbles for Kids

Photo Credit: www.growingajeweledrose.com

This is too fun! Imagine these glowing bubbles after dark?

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