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Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

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Summer is all about outdoor lawn games. From inexpensive store-bought games to easy-to-make-yourself DIY backyard games, these ideas will provide hours of fun and summer backyard memories.

Croquet Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

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DIY Games

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1. Backyard Ker-Plunk

Take backyard games to a whole new level with a large-scale homemade version of the classic Ker-Plunk game! Adults and kids will love challenging each other to see who wins!

Kerplunk Backyard Lawn Games

2. KOOB

An outdoor game that legends say the Vikings played over 1,000 years ago. Ages 5 and up with 2 to 12 players. Instructions to make your own here.

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3. Tic Tac Toe Rocks

An easy, portable DIY game the kids can get involved in making. Instructions are here.

Tic Tac Toe Rocks: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

4. Croquet

One of our family’s favorite outdoor games! Amazon has several croquet sets like this one.

Croquet: Outdoor Lawn Games

5. DIY Large Jenga Game

The game has been taken to a whole new level. For all the times you have a bunch of friends and family over, this DIY Large Jenga Game is SO much fun to play! And it is perfect because it is just as much fun for kids as it is for adults. Instructions here.

Jenga: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

6. Badminton

For the competitive and not so competitive. For the young and old alike, a throwback game everyone will enjoy. This set is from Amazon.

Badminton: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

7. DIY Ladder Golf Game You Can Take to the Park

Ladder Toss, a portable outdoor game, great for a tailgate party, a backyard barbecue, or for enjoying time with friends in the park. Instructions at Home Depot.

More Ladder Golf Game Designs Here >

Ladder Golf Game: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

8. DIY Ring Toss

A clever and incredibly easy game to DIY, made from copper pipe with instructions at Home Depot.

DIY Ring Toss: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

9. DIY Tin Can Stilts

Another game the kids will love. Instructions here.

Tin Can Stilts: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

10. Corn Hole

A favorite game for all ages and all outdoor occasions. See Amazon for price.

If you want to make your own, Home Depot has DIY instructions.

 Corn Hole: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

11. DIY Yard Yahtzee

Classic Yahtzee gets a larger-than-life revamp with this lawn version. Make your dice using woodblocks—either burn in the dots or draw them with a Sharpie.

Yard Yatzee: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

12. DIY Lawn Games: Dominoes

Set these Lawn Dominoes to be knocked down or play the classic game. Get instructions here.

DIY Lawn Dominoes: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

13. Horseshoe Pit

Building your own horseshoe pit is easier than you may think. I used landscaping timbers and landscape timber stakes to build the frame. Get instructions here.

Horseshoe Pit: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

14. Giant Lawn Games: Tic Tac Toe

You can buy these or easily make one of your own.  Or you can buy one at Amazon.

Lawn Tic Tac Toe: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

15. Bocce Lawn Games

Family reunions, weddings, backyard barbecues, holidays … or just because. Always a favorite, no matter what the age.

Bocce: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

16. Sprinkler Limbo

This DIY easy outdoor game is made from PVC pipe. Get the instructions here.

Sprinkler Limbo: Outdoor Lawn Games: DIY and Inexpensive Lawn Games

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