DIY Your Own Summer Twister Board
Memorial Day is over (so bitter sweet), but that means that it's officially time for outdoor parties and entertaining! Have some fun at your next backyard shindig with a fun game or activity! Put your own twist on the classic Twister game but creating your own board and spinner with bright and bold summer colors. Customize your board by choosing a tropical inspired pattern, go with Red, White and Blue for your Memorial Day or Labor Day party, or pick out one shade with varying gradients and create a monochromatic board. The perfect activity for a backyard bash or BBQ with friends!
What You'll Need:
- 4 different colors of paint
- A bowl measuring approximately 7 inches in diameter
- 4'x5' drop cloth
- Paint Brush
- Circular foam stampers
- Alphabet stickers
- White board
- X acto knife
- Plastic spinner (available online or from an old game set)
Step 1: Spread out your drop cloth and mark your circles. Use a bowl approximately 7 inches in diameter (this will create circles pretty close in size to those on the traditional twister board). Mark around the bowl with a pencil.
Step 2: Space a few inches in between each bowl marking and continue the pattern down a straight line on one edge of the board. Continue the same pattern over the entire board (ours ended up being 4 circles wide and 6 circles long). Keep the circles or "dots" as evenly spaced as possible. Use a tape measure to keep things straight and even if needed.
Step 3: Paint the marked circles with your paint. Use one color down each row of circles.
Step 4: Continue to fill in your circles. You can either let them dry completely between each color change/ row or carefully work your way outwards while letting your other colors dry.
Step 5: Once the circles on the drop cloth are all painted in and drying, work on creating your board. Use the same bowl (or smaller if needed according to the size of your board) to mark out a circular shape. In each corner place stickers (or you can stamp out or write) "right foot", "left foot", "right hand", and "left hand".
Step 6: Use a circular foam stamp to place a dot of each color in each corner of the board. Repeat using all 4 colors. Let dry.
Step 7: Once the board is dry, cut out a very small hole in the center of the board for your spinner.
Step 8: Attach the spinner to the center of the board and give it a whirl!
Gather your friends, find an open grassy area, and try not to get too tied up in knots while you twist away!
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