When my daughter and I saw this on Pinterest (the link to the original no longer works so here is our version), we knew it was a must for her outdoor graduation party so we made our own version!
- Cardboard (recycled from box)
- Upholstery tack (you may find a better solution, we were using what we had on hand – without buying more materials).
- 4 colors of Krylon spray paint (our 4th color shown isn’t Krylon…green was sold out).
- Gorilla tape
Tools we used:
- Utility knife
- Dinner plate to trace
- Hole punch
1. On a large piece of card board, trace a dinner plate in the center and cut out circle using a utility knife. The circle itself is used for the spinner. The large cardboard with the circle cut out becomes a stencil for the painted twister circles.
2. Using a ruler and pencil, divide the circle into 16 pie shapes. Define sections using markers and write in names of colors (same as paint colors chosen). We love the recycled cardboard giving it a vintage toy look!
3. On another rectangle square, trace the cardboard circle in the center. Divide the rectangle into 4 sections. In the corner of each section label one of the following: left foot, right foot, left hand, right hand.
Close up of after it’s all together:
4. Cut out an arrow from a thinner piece of cardboard. Punch a hole in the straight end (bigger than tack point).
5. Using an upholstery tack, connect arrow to the circle then to the rectangle cardboard. It will fall out when upside down. However, it survived intact the duration of the party.
6. Gorilla tape on the back prevents pinpricks! Extra sturdy!
7. Decide on a flat large area of the yard. Place the stencil in the upper left hand corner and choose your first color. We chose red.
8. Measure to the right of first circle 6 inches to place the circle stencil (the left inside circle border placed at 6″ as shown). Spray paint another color. Repeat for desired size. We did 4 different colors across. (Or decide on a pattern as shown in the Pinterest inspiration.)
9. Start the next row with the 2nd color used in row one, ending with first color used in row one. Repeat. We originally did 16 circles but then doubled to 32 for a larger playing area.
10. Let dry.
Time to play!
(push arrow with fingers)
What do you think?
See more outdoor fun from the graduation party at