If you’re a fan of outdoor entertaining, consider creating a few lawn games to play during your next gathering. From an old-fashioned ring toss to oversized versions of Yahtzee and Jenga, these games are sure to provide hours of enjoyment.
Tic Tac Toe
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
Turn bottles from your recycling bin into a colorful ring toss game with this simple DIY project.
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
Use painted tin cans and homemade bean bags to create a crazy cans set that’s fun and easy to transport.
Make a giant outdoor Twister board using a stencil made from an old pizza box and multiple colors of contractor’s marking spray paint.
How good is your memory? This matching game made with stenciled shapes on cork tiles will help you find out.
Paint lids are transformed into oversized checkers in this clever upcycling project. The checker board is made from a large astroturf rug. Visit
Giant DIY Kerplunk
Oversized wooden dice make Yahtzee a new family friendly favorite.
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
An oversized set of Jenga blocks adds an entirely different dimension to a simple party game. Learn how to make yours at
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
Four-In-a-Row Backyard Game
This DIY lawn game requires some extra build time, but the results are quite impressive. Visit the
Outdoor Word Game
This oversized outdoor word game is essentially a giant version of Bananagrams.
Patio Floor Scrabble
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