This Instructable is going to show you how to make a GIANT yard Twister board.  We made this in our back yard for my son's 9th birthday party.  It had to be big since we had 20 of my son's friends over for the party.

This was a lot of fun for the birthday party and the kids had a great time.  This is a really easy project.  It just took a little time and some planning.

Step 1: Tools and Materials


The tools I used on the project were as follows:
  • Hand Saw - for cutting the stakes for the string line
  • Rotary Tool - for cutting the bottom out of a bucket
  • Hammer - for driving the stakes in the yard for the string line.

  • One each of red, blue and yellow ground marking spray paint in 15 ounce cans.
  • Two cans of green ground marking spray paint in 11 ounce cans.
  • String for setting up a straight line.
  • Scrap piece of wood for two stakes for a string line.
  • A 5 gallon bucket.

NOTE: If you plan on using any tool for a project please make sure you are familiar with the tool and all of the dangers associated with it. If you are not familiar with a tool then you should ask someone who is to show you the proper way to use it. A lot of communities have classes at local colleges on the proper use of tools and machinery. There are also local woodworking clubs that offer classes at very reasonable rates for beginners. I highly recommend using these resources for your safety and for the most efficient use of the tool.

Always wear eye and hearing protection.
Always work safe with the proper safety equipment and guards on your tools.

<p>I love this idea and am considering it for a 5th grade party (90 kids). My co-planners are concerned that kids might get hurt, say if a larger kid falls on a smaller kid. Any experience with this? Are we being overly cautious?</p>
We had a bunch of kids playing and no one got hurt. If you compare it to a regular twister mat you don't have to worry about the mat slipping under the kids.
Wow I love that idea
Outstanding idea, kids parties anywhere. <br> <br>As an extension of this for damp grass or portability, a person could paint it permanently onto some 'builder plastic roll' sheets and lay it out with some tent pegs to hold the edges. <br>Peg it onto the side of a hill slope to add to the action :-), put soapy water onto it in summer, get some laughs. <br> <br>Spray onto a hard surface area. <br> <br>Really great simple idea. WELL DONE!
Great idea for the hillside. You could made it a combination Slip and Slide/Twister board.
Another one came to mind - randomly placed dot colours or circular. <br>This is such a cool idea, ran out and bought the marker paint so I am ready to go, told another guy about it, he though it was pretty good too. <br>Australia is going to be covered in dots soon :-) <br>
wicked cute! how long did the paint last? <br>
I should also mention that the circles looked a lot better when you stand right by them and look down on them. When you first paint them they look very crisp around the edges. <br> <br>From across the yard looking at them with more of a horizontal angle they tended to look a little rough.
Thanks. It looked great for a couple days. The grass was growing fast though. After the next time I mowed the yard it looked good for a couple more days. It's been about 3 weeks now and you can just see some faint colors in the area of the circles.
That's a great idea, and looks fabulously fun!
Ooooh, that looks like fun :D

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