If you love to entertain and have guests over you need to check out these DIY backyard games! Creating the perfect backyard oasis has always been a dream of mine because I love having people over for food and tons of laughter. Having fun backyard games adds to the fun! No matter what kind of games you are looking for, there is plenty of inspiration for you! Plus, these games can be a perfect way to entertain the kids while the adults enjoy some beverages
Another great way to bond with the kids is to print out some of the free printables at the bottom of this post. You can turn these into a fun family competition!
Here are the tutorials I found:
DIY Giant Block Tower Builder
Source: Her Tool Belt
Jenga is a great game to play with family and friends! But a giant version of it would double the fun. That’s where this giant block tower comes in. If you like what you see, check out this tutorial and get ready for an epic game night!
DIY Ring Toss Backyard Game
Source: Anika’s DIY Life
Let’s have some fun with a ring toss game that you can make by yourself! This ring toss game doesn’t take up much space, so even if you don’t have a big backyard, it will fit. Plus, it’s easy to dismantle so you can put it in storage when you don’t need it
DIY Hook and Ring Game Tutorial
Source: H2O Bungalow
If you’re looking for a game that you can play outside with your friends and family, I got the perfect one for you! This DIY project helps you make a hook and ring game. It even shows you how to hang it. It’s a great and inexpensive game to have in your backyard
The Best DIY Ladder Golf Game
Source: Homemade Heather
Ladder golf is a fun game, both, in the backyard and on camping trips. Check out this step by step tutorial for instructions on how to build your own and save some money. If have some left over wood out in the garage, this would be a perfect afternoon project!
DIY Backyard Yardzee Yard Dice
Source: DIY Montreal
Yahtzee is such a fun game and this tutorial makes it twice as fun. It shows you how to make giant dice and it would be the perfect game to play on those long summer nights. Plus, it comes with free templates that you can use. So, grab your tools and get down to work!
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How to Make a DIY Backyard Bean Bag Toss Game
Source: Thrift Diving Blog
If your kids are obsessed with video games, that is the perfect reason to make a backyard bean-bag toss game and get them out of the house. You will need some plywood, paint, and other supplies you can find easily. Then, just follow the instructions in the tutorial! Put the iPad away and enjoy some outdoor time with the kids!
DIY Backyard Plinko Party Game
Source: Happiness is Homemade
Are you planning a barbecue once the weather gets nicer? If so, you need a fun party game because no good cookout can go without a backyard game. And, here’s a fun DIY project on making a Plinko game. It’s such a fun game to play with your friends and family. Plus, it can be modified to fit any style!
DIY Giant Backyard Game Tutorial
Source: Our Handcrafted Life
If you love chess but want to get the kids out of the house for a little bit… you have to check out this game! It’s called Kubb but it’s also known as Chess of Vikings. While it might be a little complicated to learn the game, it’s not complicated to make this project. If you’re looking for a new and fun game to try, you are in the right place!
DIY Lawn Dominoes
Source: Jen Woodhouse
Dominos is a great game to teach your kids their numbers… plus, it’s a fun way for them to learn. If you’re looking to change things up, you can make some lawn dominoes. This is a wonderful way to bring the game to the backyard. Check out the tutorial, grab some scrap wood, and get down to building!
DIY Football Toss Outdoor Game
Source: Cherished Bliss
There’s nothing better than a big backyard filled with good food, good friends and family on those hot summer days. That’s where all the fun happens! To bring the fun to the next level, here’s a DIY football toss game project. It’s super-easy to make it with only seven steps
DIY Backyard Chip Shot Golf Game
Source: Addicted 2 DIY
A chip shot golf game can turn any family gathering into an interesting competition. If you like cornhole… you’re going to love this one! It shows you how to make this game in just nine steps. Plus, you can adjust it and turn it into a drinking game for the adults!
DIY Ring Toss Backyard Game
Source: The Inspired Workshop
No DIY backyard game beats the classic ring toss game! This version comes with a twist. You mount it on a wall or a fence instead of putting it on the ground. You can play it inside or outside. Love it!
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DIY Backyard Dartboard Stand
Source: It Started With Toast
If you like darts, then you might just need this dartboard stand. Making it is very simple. Plus, you can put it on wheels to move it around easily. Take darts out to the backyard, have a cookout and enjoy the good weather!
Portable DIY Wooden Ladder Golf
Source: Deeply Southern Home
Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for backyard games. So, let’s build a wooden ladder golf game! I love the dark stain that they choose and it looks like these would last for years of fun to come
DIY Backyard Kerplunk Game Tutorial
Source: Backyard Buffs
Whether you need a fun DIY project for all that scrap wood you have or you’re looking to make a fun DIY game for the kid’s birthday… this would be super fun! It shows you how to make Kerplunk at home. You’ll need three hours for this project, but it’s worth it. So, let’s go!
DIY Pool Noodle Frisbee Target
Source: A Few Shortcuts
If you and your kids are bored at home, here’s a great DIY project to work on. Grab some pool noodles and create the easiest backyard game ever… Frisbee target. Check out the tutorial and grab some pool noodles to get started!
Ultimate DIY Horseshoe Pit Build Plans
Source: Houseful of Handmade
All types of toss games are fun but horseshoe toss games are a blast! That’s why your backyard needs a horseshoe pit. Whether your husband wants to build his own this summer or you want to add some horseshoe pits to the lakehouse… this tutorial shows you exactly how to do it!
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How to Make the ULTIMATE Cornhole Boards
Source: Crafted by the Hunts
Backyard looking empty? Let’s fill it with a game you and your kids can enjoy. This tutorial shows you how to make some cornhole boards that you can toss around on a hot summer day. The best part is that you can easily customize the boards with any type of decoration or decals!
DIY Washer Toss Backyard Game
Source: Addicted 2 DIY
Do you want to relax with a quick craft? Make a washer toss game you will enjoy playing at every backyard gathering. The best part is that this one is super simple and won’t cost much at all! The only things you might need to buy are the PVC pipes and some carpet squares
How to Make a Plinko Board
Source: 100 Things To Do
Look at this awesome backyard Plinko game! If you’ve always wanted to make a Plinko board on your own, here’s your chance. This tutorial shows you exactly how to build it and what you need to get started. While it may look difficult at first, it’s not. Just make sure you follow the instructions to build the board without much hassle
Now that you have all the inspiration you need, gather your supplies and create a fun backyard game for the family! The best part is, you can create a few games to pull out so your guests can choose what they want to play. Don’t forget to check out the free printables down below…
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