10 DIY Backyard Games For The Perfect Summer Party


What better way to kickoff the first days of summer than throwing a huge backyard party with your kids? Here’s a collection of DIY outdoor party games to get your creative juices flowing.


  • Monster Bean Bag Toss 1 of 10
    A colorful take on a carnival classic. Be sure to have prizes available for the lucky winners!
    Visit Crafty Carnival for the complete tutorial
  • The Human Bubble Machine 2 of 10
    One of the coolest party ideas ever. Kids will be jumping all over themselves for a chance to step inside the human bubble machine.
    Visit One Charming Party for the complete tutorial
  • Giant Outdoor Board Game 3 of 10
    Turn your porch or patio into a huge outdoor board game complete with dice! Kick things up a notch by letting the kids decide the rules of the game.
    Visit Design Dazzle for the complete tutorial
  • Tin Can Totem Poles 4 of 10
    Get your backyard ready for the big event with these colorful & festive DIY tin can totem poles. Bring everyone in on the fun and make it a group craft activity!
    Visit Disney Family Fun for the complete tutorial
  • Water Balloon Baseball 5 of 10
    Make a splash with a retake on baseball using giant water balloons and baseball bats? Guaranteed to be a huge hit with the kids!
    Visit Disney Family Fun for the complete tutorial
  • Temporary Tattoo Parlor 6 of 10
    A backyard temporary tattoo parlor is the perfect way to spice things up. The kids are sure to love this cool & original idea.
    Via on to baby
  • Water Balloon Piñata 7 of 10
    If water balloon baseball didn't get the kids wet enough, it's time to bust out the water balloon piñatas. The more water balloons you have, the merrier!
    Via Ziggity Zoom
  • Backyard Obstacle Course 8 of 10
    Turn your backyard into an obstacle course! This project is a super fun way for the kids and the adults to get a little exercise.
    Visit Simple Kids for the complete tutorial
  • Confetti Launcher 9 of 10
    This craft may is intended as a craft for the 4th of July, but there's no reason why you can't enjoy these totally awesome confetti launchers all year round. Get all of the kids to pull their release at the same time for an explosion of color!
    visit Disney Family Fun for the complete tutorial
  • Backyard Movie Premiere 10 of 10
    Finish the day off right with an outdoor movie premiere on the lawn. Be sure to bring the popcorn!
    Visit Prairie Hive for the complete tutorial

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