3 Family-Friendly DIY Backyard Games

Get the whole fam involved.

If you know how to have good time you’ll love these fun DIY backyard games.

Game of Golf

What is more fun than a good game of backyard golf? This is definitely a passion project. If you are an avid golfer and always trying to improve your game this is a great way to practice you chipping and work on those skills:

  1. We started by simply cutting holes using a jigsaw in some plywood for targets and added supports for the right slope.
  2. Next, we attached artificial grass tiles by snapping the tiles together and then screwing them into the plywood using 1 inch screws.
  3. Lastly, we finished it off with some trim and stain.

This is a great DIY father’s day present, it might take you an afternoon to put together but you can enjoy it for years. It also transforms! You can get the kids involved as well by using it as a bean bag toss.

Hook and Ladder  

This one is a ton of fun and very easy to put together. It’s a race game so every time you get a hook you move the piece forward.

  1. To assemble take two pieces of wood and screw them into either side of a dowel.
  2. Screw in two eye hooks across from one another into the middle of the dowel.
  3. For the piece of wood on top of the dowel; screw in two eyehooks on either side. Next attach fishing wire tied to a ring to both hooks.
  4. For the ladder portion, which will be your scoreboard, take a piece of wood and drill 5 large holes the size of a dowel halfway in. Use a dowel that fits into the holes as the scorekeeper, every time you get a point move the dowel closer to your body. To win the game, means to have the dowel all the way on your side!

In terms of size you can make it as big or small as you want. This is a great family game as all ages can play.

Giant Bubble Solution  

You’re never too young or tool old for good old-fashioned bubbles, but why not make them gigantic? Here’s how to make them:

  1. In a large bowl mix in 1 cup of dish soap, 1 tbsp of baking powder, 1 tbsp of cornstarch, 2 tbsp of glycerin and 4 cups of water.
  2. Give the mixture a gentle stir, make sure not to form too many large air bubbles.
  3. Leave overnight to allow mixture to set and thicken.
  4. For the wand, take two dowels and screw a hook into each one. Next feed a 3 ft. piece of yarn through the two hooks. Then feed a 5ft. piece of yarn through the two hooks. With the longer piece of yarn make sure to attach washers as it will help weigh it down.

It’s time to make massive bubbles and re-introduce yourself to your inner child!