Lawn Game featuring Krylon and Gorilla Tape (Pinterest inspired)

by Roeshel on August 2, 2011

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).

Tools we used:
  • Utility knife
  • Dinner plate to trace
  • Markers
  • Ruler/yardstick
  • 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!
Spinner Tip:
(push arrow with fingers)
What do you think?
See more outdoor fun from the graduation party at
The DIY Show Off

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Tyla August 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

Thanks for this idea. I think it would be perfect for my family’s annual Easter get-together! We are always looking for some new game to play outside.

Fawnda August 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Very cool! I love it!

Toqua's Crafts August 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm

What a great idea!

WhisperWood Cottage August 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Love! Looks like fun!!

Freckled Laundry August 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Oh my gosh. I love this! So fun!

Cheri August 6, 2011 at 8:28 am

What a fun idea.


Christine @ Pure Joy Events September 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Love this tutorial. Link it up to my Party Tutorial contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes:

nerissa June 23, 2013 at 7:13 am

Wonderful activity for the family!!!!! Thank you for sharing.

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