Perfect DIY Lawn Games

Tic Tac Toe

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For those with short attention spans, a simple game of tic tac toe is the perfect choice. This DIY project uses scrap wood, paint, and large rocks. It’s so easy, even a crafting novice could pull it off. Head over to Tater Tots and Jello for the details.

Ring Toss

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Turn bottles from your recycling bin into a colorful ring toss game with this simple DIY project. Everyday Dishes shows you how.

Bottle Bowling

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Paint 2-liter soda bottles to look like lawn gnomes, then fill them with gravel to make this charming outdoor bowling set. Learn more at Make Zine.

Crazy Cans

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Use painted tin cans and homemade bean bags to create a crazy cans set that’s fun and easy to transport. Two Shades of Pink has the details.

Lawn Twister

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Make a giant outdoor Twister board using a stencil made from an old pizza box and multiple colors of contractor’s marking spray paint. One Good Thing by Jillee has the details.

Matching Game

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How good is your memory? This matching game made with stenciled shapes on cork tiles will help you find out.  Studio DIY has the details.

Lawn Checkers

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Paint lids are transformed into oversized checkers in this clever upcycling project. The checker board is made from a large astroturf rug. Visit Lilyshop to learn more.

Giant DIY Kerplunk

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The Home Depot Community has a detailed tutorial explaining how to make your own oversized Kerplunk game for less than $60. This lawn game is one that kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy.

Yard Yahtzee

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Oversized wooden dice make Yahtzee a new family friendly favorite.  Momtastic has the full tutorial for this project.

Dominoes

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A set of colorful painted wooden dominoes stored in a pretty wicker basket ensures that you’ll never struggle for ways to entertain your guests again. This project would also be wonderful to make as a special handmade gift. Learn more at Iron and Twine.

Giant Jenga

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An oversized set of Jenga blocks adds an entirely different dimension to a simple party game. Learn how to make yours at Lemon Thistle.

Cornhole

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Cornhole is a lawn game that is popular at everything from wedding receptions to family reunions. Learn how to make a regulation cornhole set on the DIY Network website.

Four-In-a-Row Backyard Game

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This DIY lawn game requires some extra build time, but the results are quite impressive. Visit the Home Depot Blog to learn how to create a four-in-the-row backyard game for your picnic or BBQ

Outdoor Word Game

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This oversized outdoor word game is essentially a giant version of Bananagrams. Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to make it.

Patio Floor Scrabble

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Sunset has an article describing how a homeowner created a patio floor that does double-duty as a 5-foot Scrabble board. The letter tiles are made from baseboard trim and pre-cut adhesive-backed vinyl letters. The result is a backyard game that any Scrabble enthusiast would love.

DIY Koob

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Koob is a lawn game that you might not be familiar with, but it’s relatively easy to learn how to play. It allows for up to 12 players, ages 5 and up, so it’s perfect for entertaining a crowd. Learn how to make your own set at Let’s Get Together.