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Outdoor Games: DIY Summer Fun

By: DecoArt
July 19, 2017

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The longer days that summer brings just mean that there's more time to play and have fun outdoors! We have some great DIY outdoor games that are sure to keep the kids (and adults) entertained all summer long!

Tin can toss
Tin Can Toss
Bring this County Fair favorite into your backyard! This game also comes with its own storage and score board. How convenient!

Street bowling
Street Bowling
Repurpose old bowling pins and balls into this fun, geometric street bowling set!

Outdoor wood block game
Outdoor Wooden Block Game
Who doesn't love Jenga? DIY a giant set with 2" x 4"s from your local home improvement store!

Bottle ring toss game
Bottle Ring Toss Game
Save those empty bottles and repurpose them into this colorful ring toss game!

Yard dice
Yard Dice
These giant yard dice open up so many possibilities for backyard games!

Kids beach ball fun
Kids Beach Ball Fun
You make the rules! Old paddles combined with an inexpensive kid's plastic ball turns into a fun new game.

Outdoor tic tac toe
Outdoor Tic -Tac-Toe
Place this old favorite on your outdoor picnic table or dining set. It'll keep everyone entertained while the food finishes up on the grill!

Flamingo croquet set
Flamingo Croquet Set
Give croquet a whimsical new look with plastic yard flamingos! Perfect for kids!

Find even more outdoor (and indoor) DIY game ideas in the DecoArt Project Gallery!


Nice blog. All games concepts are very funny. Exactly tic toe is old game but it is good memories for every kid. Its a perfect indoor game in summer time. We have provide some summer vacation activities. If you want to know about summer activities then you must to play this game and perform all activities until the end. @


May 24, 2018

I have started a new hobby of making hummingbird feeders. However, the availability of red glass bottles is very limited. Is there any way to color a bottle so the coloring does not chip and the water level

Phillip Wilhelm

July 19, 2018

Hi Phillip - Our Americana Gloss Enamels would be perfect for painting glass and are durable enough to last outside. They are not food-safe, however, and shouldn't be used on the inside of the bird feeder.


July 23, 2018

Go big or go home! The theme for these last couple Backyard Games for Kids is BIG. If you are going to play Yahtzee you may was well do it with some beautifully crafted wooden dice.

February 12, 2019

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