Fun Summer Project: How to Build Your Own Backyard Bowling Alley

32 DIY Backyard Games That Will Make Summer Even More Awesome!

Fun Summer Project: How to Build Your Own Backyard Bowling Alley

Love being outdoors in the warm weather? If you do and entertaining family and friends, you should start making some of these fun yard games now. DIY backyard games are amazing, and many of them can not be purchased in stores.

You are sure to be the block favorite with all these family friendly fun options. Make those outdoor barbecues even more spectacular by making ring toss, horseshoes, giant Jenga and more.

Follow the easy step by step tutorials to learn how.

1. DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Yard Game


This cute DIY game idea can be yours in no time at all. Made with colorful lawn flamingos, this kitchy do it yourself craft idea is fun for kids and adults a, plus it makes for an adorable Instagram photo.

Use pots and sand or cement to secure your family of flamingoes for your own backyard ring toss. We made one of these for my father-in-law last Father’s Day, and he loves it more than you could imagine.

If you need DIY Christmas gift ideas for him, or perhaps a birthday idea, this project is a winner.

2. Lawn Dominoes


Life is not all fun and games? We beg to differ. I love keeping an assortment of games around, both inside the house and in the backyard.

With Giant Jenga, the DIY washer game and the fun giant DIY dominoes, my house has become party central every summer. If you to throw parties and backyard barbecues or know someone who does, try making these cool large DIY dominoes.

One of the most popular of the do it yourself backyard game ideas, you sort of can’t go wrong with it. Everyone loves to play dominoes.

3. DIY Tic Tac Toe Game


I love to do my own DIY games for kids and Tic tac toe is such a simple classic. Your child can whip this up in no time and can play with over and over again. You only need a few supplies too. This simple DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board costs only pennies to make. So, check out Tater Tots and Jello for the full tutorial and make this DIY Tic Tac Toe Game for outdoor fun this summer!

4. DIY Washers Game


“Washers” is also known as “Southern horseshoes” and involves throwing washers into a box to score points. To add some serious fun to your tailgating activities, build and setup this fun washer toss game. This washer toss game is really fun to play, and it’s easy and cheap to make. Amusing MJ has the full details on how you can create your own so go ahead and check out the blogpost.

5. DIY Football Toss Outdoor Game


This looks pretty doable and I think it would be fun for nerf guns and other balls as well. Build a DIY Football Toss Game for your outdoor fun this summer. It’s a quick build and fun outside BBQ game. Make yours with the full plans from Cherished Bliss. This just might be the perfect activity for your kids this summer. It looks such an easy project and I can’t wait to create this.

6. DIY Giant Jenga


I’m a big fan of Jenga! Jenga is such an easy playing game and it gives the thrill of faster paced games, but you can still carry on a relaxed conversation as you play. Learn how to make a giant Jenga game with this simple step by step tutorial from Lemon Thistle. Great game for outdoor family fun perfect for parties. Definitely giving the husband a project now!

7. DIY Ladder Golf Game


Looking for a backyard DIY project that will result in hours of fun? Build your own DIY Ladder Ball game. Ladder golf – also known as blongoball, bolo ball, and Polish Horseshoes – involves throwing golf-ball “bolas” over rungs. It is a fun game that can be enjoyed by the whole family. With some creativity and diligence, you can make your own set and play the game.

8. DIY Bottle Ring Toss


Empty wine bottles are perfect for making a DIY ring toss game, so gather your bottles and follow these easy steps to make this fun outdoor game. This fun and colorful DIY Ring Toss Game is easy to put together.

It’s practically guaranteed to create loads of awesomeness for summertime parties, backyard fun, and just everyday boredom busters for the kids. See how Everyday Dishes made this fun set in this easy tutorial.

9. DIY Patriotic Ladder Golf


Add some fun to your backyard this summer with this DIY Ladder golf game. It is a toss game in which you toss tethered balls toward a ladder –type structure to get your bola to rest on one of the 3 horizontal bars. My kids love this game and have been asking for it. Never thought to DIY it. But thanks to this simple DIY tutorial, together with the hubby, we can make these for the kids!

10. Lawn Bowling Game


Leftover soda bottles from your most recent summer barbeque? Put them to use in a game of backyard lawn bowling! Now this is both an adorable and thrilling game to play. This outdoor game is not only fun to play, it’s also super easy to make. Your kids will magically put down their screens this summer and be out in the sun yelling strike with this adorable DIY gnome lawn bowling set.

11. Backyard Bowling Alley


Because bowling is such a popular game, there are many folks across the country who have solved the problem with location. They’ve done it by bringing bowling to the home.

There are a number of resourceful individuals that have successfully built their own makeshift bowling lane to be played in the basement or in the backyard.

It’s not as difficult as you might think to create your own bowling alley, depending on how much work you want to put into it.

12. DIY Lawn Checkers


If you love big fun you’re going to adore these DIY giant checkers. Lilyshop creates a life-size checker board for your yard! Take the game of checkers to a whole new level, using a few Ikea products in a creative way. This game is great both indoors and outdoors and your kids will love you for it.

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