Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Fun Kid Craft: Googly Eyes Monogram

We’re back this week with another craft for kids using the Creative Play Kit! The kids had a blast making this one because it involved googly eyes. I have no idea what makes these little plastic pieces so entertaining but my kids go nuts for them. That’s what makes them great for creating fun bedroom décor that kids will love hanging on the wall. Even better is that this googly eyes monogram is super easy to make. Older kids will have no trouble and younger children will do great with a little guidance from mom.

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Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

 

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Materials

  • Construction Paper
  • Colored Pencils
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue Stick

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 1

Have each child choose a color of construction paper for the monogram.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 2

Next, draw each child’s first initial in block lettering in the center of the construction paper.

Tips:

  • Mom, you may want to do this part for kiddos.
  • Use a lighter colored pencil to draw your letters. I used white on the paper so that there isn’t an obvious outline on the artwork.

Step 3

Next, give each child the monogrammed construction paper, a glue stick, and googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 4

Have kids begin gluing the eyes inside of the monogram starting with the largest sized eyes.

Tip:

  • Place the eyes at random over the monogram. You want them to be spread out.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 5

After the large eyes have been added begin filling in more of the monogram with the medium eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 6

Lastly, fill in the remainder of the monogram with the smallest googly eyes.

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

Step 7

Frame your child’s monogram and hang it on the wall. We used these child’s artwork frames and they worked great!

 

Kids have blast making this googly eyes monogram! It is a great craft that creates fun bedroom décor kids will love hanging on the wall.

It is that simple to create custom art for kids’ rooms. They will love making this googly eye monogram and love showing it to family and friends. I do recommend having each child choose one style of googly eyes for a more cohesive look (it will also preempt any arguments during creation). Too many different styles can make the monogram look messy. Luckily there are 4 different styles in the Creative Play Kit which makes sticking with one easy. If you haven’t checked it out yet, don’t forget about the awesome Kids Behavior System that we made last week. The kids love earning their M&M treats and I’m loving the calmer days. See you back here next week for another fun kid’s craft!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Rock Your Style with 8 Feminine DIY Accessories and Organizers + Merry Monday Link Party 159

Summer is such a perfect time of year to refresh your style. In addition to your fashion, don’t forget to update your organizational style, too. I have always been a big believe that you are more likely to use organization systems when they’re pretty. These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house. After checking them out, stick around to link up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

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Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Tribal Painted Phone Case (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

Dress up your phone with your own unique flair with this awesome tribal paint tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Monogrammed Globe (Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom)

Make your desk an oasis to work at with gorgeous monogrammed décor!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shrinky Dink Initial Key Chain Project (Ang at Juggling Act Momma)

It is easy to personalize your keys with this project. Change up your coloring style for the perfect unique DIY!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial (Crystal at Hello Creative Family)

Organize your makeup in style with this easy sewing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Marbled Resin Jewelry Box (Angie at Resin Crafts Blog)

There are so many ways to change up this resin craft by changing the type of paint you add to marbleize.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Shh… There’s Wine in Here Tumbler (Kendra at Simply Darrling)

Treat yourself with a fun tumbler. Perfect for those rough weeks when Monday comes too soon.

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

DIY Baskets 2 Ways (Sahana at Vikalpah)

Turn trash into gorgeous organizers with this amazing tutorial!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

Modern Flower Frogs with Cheese and Sugar Shakers (Sarah at Sadies Seasongoods)

Don’t forget to add some floral décor to your office with these upcycled beauties!

 

Is your style in need of a refresh? These 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers will help you rock your summer style in and out of the house.

What part of your style is due for a refresh this summer? I’m definitely going to be rocking a custom phone case to go with my new phone. Before we get started on making these 8 feminine DIY accessories and organizers let’s party at the Merry Monday Link Party below. Looking forward to seeing all of your awesome posts and creative ideas!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

DIY Kids Behavior System

Summer break can be a blast. It can also be a head-ache with all of the kids home and schedules thrown out of whack. That is why the first craft in our summer series is this DIY kids behavior system. Nearly all of the materials come in the Michael’s Creative Play Kit which you can read about on Bust Summer Boredom with Weekly Crafts. If you already got your kit then you are ready to get on to the tutorial. Let’s get ready to rock your summer parenting!

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Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Materials

  • Craft Stick People
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • Colored Pencils
  • Clear Tape
  • Empty Drink Container (I used a Crystal Light container)

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 1

Tear a small stack of construction paper into fourths.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 2

Next, give each child a craft stick person, a fourth of paper stack, glue stick, and scissors.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 3

Allow kids to decorate or dress their craft stick people.

Note:

  • My 8 year old carefully traced his craft stick outline to make a shirt and pants for his. Then he drew the face and shoes with colored pencils. The 4 year old wanted to cover every part of hers with different pieces of paper. The 3 year old cried the whole time because he couldn’t have googly eyes. Hopefully, that illustrates the diversity of this process. Lol!

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 4

While the kids are decorating their stick people, clean your drink container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 5

Next, cut a rectangular opening in the top.

Tips:

  • Use a very sharp box cutter to do this.
  • I recommend scoring where you want to make your cuts first. I didn’t which is why I ended up with a jagged cut-out.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 6

Cut a strip of red construction paper that is roughly as wide as a third of your drink container’s length.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 7

Next, use the red construction paper as a guide to cut out strips of green and yellow construction paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 8

Take your lid off of your container and cover the right third of your container with the red construction paper strip. Secure it with tape.

Tip:

  • Start in an area so that your overlap doesn’t fall over the opening on top.

Step 9

Cut through the paper covering your opening and fold down on the inside.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 10

Next, attach your green strip to the left side with tape.

Step 11

Repeat step 9 with the green paper.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 12

Lastly, wrap your yellow paper around the center of your container and secure with tape.

Tip:

  • I secured the end of all of my strips to the container with tape before wrapping them. You don’t have to do that with the red and green but you need to do that for the yellow strip.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 13

Cut through the yellow paper over the opening and secure folded inside with tape.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 14

Carefully reattach your lid to your container.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 15

Next, wrap a yellow pipe cleaner around the seam of the red and yellow paper strips and twist to secure.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 16

Then create a loop by twisting the ends of the excess together.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 17

Repeat steps 14 and 15 on the green and yellow seam.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

Step 18

Use the loops to hang your behavior system on the wall and add your kids’ craft stick people.

Tip:

  • You may want to label the stick people to help you keep them straight until you learn whose is whose.

 

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How to Use the DIY Kids Behavior System

The behavior system works as a visual indicator for kids. If their thick people are in the green then their behavior is good. If they get a warning for bad behavior the sticks go to yellow. Red means that they lost out on any reward for the day.

Rewards

Daily rewards should be something small but still incentive for good behavior. You can use candy, such as Skittles or M&M’s, or extra game/TV time. Stickers or temporary tattoos also work very well for younger kids.

 

Summer break can be a blast but it can also be a head-ache. This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer.

This DIY kids behavior system is perfect for encouraging great behavior during the summer. We have added in the addition that you can earn your way back to green from yellow with exceptional behavior. However, once you hit red, you have lost the chance of a reward for the day. Another option is a bigger reward for ending the day on green and a smaller reward for ending on yellow. Choose the method that works best for your family. If you haven’t snagged your Creative Play Kit, check it out here!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

DIY Personalized Tassel Keychain

This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

Today is our last Father’s Day tutorial for the summer. This last tutorial is less of a kids crafts but it does create a sweet keepsake that is thoughtful and practical. In all honesty, I’m a little sad to be done with all of the Father’s Day fun. Lucky you because you get to keep it going a little longer with this DIY personalized tassel keychain. You can get all of the items that you need for an epic Father’s Day with Dad at Oriental Trading. They have you covered from craft supplies to gift wrap, including the supplies for this tutorial.

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Materials

 

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Step 1

First, pick a colorful post-it note. You want one that will be pretty as a keychain and that goes well with your teal cording.

Step 2

Next, press your child’s thumb onto the ink pad.

 

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Step 3

Press the inked thumb onto the non-sticky part of your post-it.

 

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Step 4

Now place your charm face-down over the thumbprint. Trace around the charm with your pen.

 

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This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

Step 5

Next, cut out the traced rectangle.

Tips:

  • Cut on the inside of the traced lines.
  • The first cut-out will be too big for the inside of your charm. Continue trimming small amounts off until it fits.

 

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Step 6

After your cut-out fits inside the charm, label it with your child’s initial.

 

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Step 7

Next, put a small amount of glue inside the charm and spread it around.

 

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Step 8

Immediately press the cut-out firmly down inside your charm on top of the glue.

 

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Step 9

Then add another small amount of glue and firmly press your acrylic cover on top.

 

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Step 10

Add one of your smaller key rings to the charm and set it aside.

 

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Step 11

Now wrap your teal cording around the 6 inch length of your cardboard piece 3 times. Cut the end where the cord is attached to the spool.

 

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Step 12

Next, cut the ends of your wrapped cording and align the ends together.

Step 13

Put the ends through the key ring and fold the lengths in half over it.

 

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Step 14

Cut another small piece of cording and tie it around the folded strands.

 

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Step 15

Next, trim the loose ends from your knot.

 

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Step 16

Lastly, add one of your stronger key rings to the small one.

 

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This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea! You may love it so much that you will want to make one for your keys, too! #ad

There you have it. This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea but you might want to make one for your keys, too! The bonus is that kids absolutely love stamping their thumbprints… possibly a little too much. I may or may not have caught them with my ink pad putting their thumbprints on everything! Even with that unfortunate little sidebar, these were a blast to make! If you want to incorporate all of your kids on one keychain you can change things up by adding a small photo of them in place of the thumbprints. Don’t forget to check out some of our other DIY Father’s Day gifts like these awesome kids artwork coasters and fun can koozies!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Make Fitness a Habit with a DIY Daily Workout Sticks System

This month’s Create Your Future post is later than normal, as you may have noticed. The editorial calendar for this month is crazy packed, as noted by the fact that it is only the 8th and already this will be the 6th post brought to you. Crazy, I know, and it’s not slowing down any time soon. However, this one is worth the wait. Welcome to the first Create Your Future post with a tutorial! I can’t believe that we have been doing this for nearly a year and there hasn’t been the need for you to make something before now. Since you know how much I absolutely adore DIY (it’s kind of my thing) it is surprising. No more, though, because this month we are focusing on how to develop a fitness habit and this DIY daily workout sticks system is just the tool for the job!

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This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Materials

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 1

Outline the end of a popsicle stick in the color of your choosing as pictured. I chose green for mine (as you will see in the photos).

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 2

Mark the edge of the stick at the bottom of your outline.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 3

Using the mark you made as a guide, outline the back side of your stick in the same way.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 4

Lastly, fill in the edges of the outlined area.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 5

Repeat steps 1 through 3 with the remaining 9 popsicle sticks.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 6

Next, write down an exercise (in the same color as your outline) and the number of reps to do on each stick. If you need some ideas, here are a few to get you started:

  • Crunches
  • Push-ups
  • Squats
  • Plank
  • Sit-Ups
  • V-sits
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Run the Stairs
  • Wall Sits
  • Lift Up Your Kiddos (one-handed like a curl or two-handed over your head)
  • Bicep Curls
  • Chair Dips
  • Lunges
  • Kettlebell Swing
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Side Plank
  • Step-Ups
  • Opposite Arm and Leg Raises
  • Walking Lunges

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 7

Now, write an “M” inside the outlines on each popsicle stick.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 8

Next, on the opposite end of the popsicle sticks repeat steps 1 through 3 in a second color. For this side, I chose pink.

Tip:

  • Use the previous outlines as a guide to measure as pictured above.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 9

Next draw an “E” in the outlined areas, again using the same color you outlined with.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 10

Lastly, write exercises and reps on the blank side of your popsicle sticks.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

Step 11

Put your daily workout sticks in a container “M” side up.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

How to Use Your Daily Workout Sticks System

Each morning start with your daily workout sticks “M” side up. Choose 3 and perform them as your morning workout. After you have finished put all of the sticks back in the container flipped to the “E” side. Then, in the afternoon or evening, choose 3 more for your second workout. Once you have finished, return them to the container and turn all of your sticks back to the “M” side for the next morning.

 

This DIY daily workout sticks system will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant and they grow with you!

That’s all there is to the daily workout sticks system. These handy tools will help you develop a daily fitness routine without the workout getting stagnant. As you become more accustomed to working out you can increase the intensity by drawing more sticks for each workout. You can also do so by increasing the number of repetitions that you do of each exercise. This easy DIY truly grows with you as your strength and stamina increase. If you are looking for more ways to stay active check out 10 Ways to Fit in Fitness and, of course, don’t forget to grab your free habit tracker!

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY Glow Can Toss

Holy cow, how are we on our fifth glow-in-the-dark game already? If summer break is starting to stress you out, though, you are going to love this one. It is not only fun but also a healthy and slightly covert way to take out your frustration. DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at a bunch of cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down. How cathartic is that? Of, and there’s also a bonus for you moms with little ones: toddlers LOVE re-stacking the cans so you don’t even have to reset them! This is pretty much the perfect game to whip out on those moms days when you’re ready to pull your hair out.

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This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Materials

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 1

Cover each of your clean cans in a different color of acrylic paint. I used red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple paint each mixed with white to brighten them up.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 2

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 3 (Optional)

Put a second coat of paint on your cans if you would like. I chose not to but if you do, allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 4

Next, add glow paint to the grooves on your cans.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

Step 5

Allow the paint to dry.

Tip:

  • Fabric paint will take longer to dry than your acrylic paint.

Step 6

After your glow paint has dried, spray your cans with clear engine paint. This will make sure that the paint stands up to repeatedly being hit with your glow Frisbee.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

How to Play Glow Can Toss

Set Up: Align your glow cans in a pyramid. Be sure to charge them (and your glow Frisbee) with light before playing. Next, mark spots on the ground for the different levels. Spots should be marked at the following intervals:

  • 3 Feet
  • 6 Feet
  • 9 Feet
  • 12 Feet

Game Play: The game is played by players taking turns tossing the glow Frisbee at the cans from each distance. The cans should be reset after each toss. For example, player 1 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet away. The player gets a point for every can that is knocked down. The cans are then reset and player 2 tosses the Frisbee from 3 feet. Play continues in this way until each player has tossed the Frisbee from each distance.

Winning the Game: The winner of the game is the player with the most points at the end of the last round.

 

This is the perfect game for those frustrating mom days! DIY glow can toss lets you whip a Frisbee at cans for the explicit purpose of knocking them down.

DIY glow can toss is also fantastic because there is no limit to the number of players. While it might take a while to get through the rounds you could essentially have a hundred people playing. Make a couple of sets and you are ready to keep people entertained at parties, family reunions, or summer camps. Pair it with some of the other glow games like glow stick tag and giant backyard glow pong for an awesome, over-the-top summer bash. Don’t forget to check back next week for the sixth glow game in our summer series!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

How to Turn Kids Artwork into Coaster Sets

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

How is your summer going so far? We have been crafting up a storm and truly enjoying some unstructured days. If you read yesterday’s post then you already know that we are in full Father’s Day mode. Today’s tutorial continues the trend with another awesome DIY gift idea. Don’t worry we’re taking a break from tomorrow with a new glow-in-the-dark game. Until then, though, find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets with this easy tutorial. We worked out all of the kinks for you so that you and the kids can get it done without the ups and downs that we experienced.

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When we started creating out coasters the plan was to have the kids draw directly on the coasters. That worked great for the youngest who mostly just scribbles anyway, but the middle one struggled with it. In fact, she got so frustrated that she scribbled out her frustration. You can check out her angry scribbles in the photo below. That frustration is what inspired me to transfer images she drew on paper to the wooden coasters, instead. Live and learn…

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

 

Little man had a blast scribbling, on the other hand.

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Materials

  • Unfinished Wooden Coasters
  • Blank Sheets of Paper – We used lined notebook paper
  • Pencils
  • Wood Burning Tool with Rounded Tip
  • Clear Engine Enamel Paint

 

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Step 1

Fold a piece of paper into fourths and give it to your child along with a pencil. Let him or her know only to draw on the fourths. This will help make sure that the drawings fit on the coasters.

 

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Step 2

Next, cut the fourths apart.

 

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Step 3

Cover the backs of the pictures with pencil.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 4

Next carefully align the pictures over the coaster and trace over the drawing lines.

Tip:

  • Older kids can do this step on their own but I recommend mom doing this step for the little ones.

Step 5

Add each child’s first initial to the corresponding drawings on the coasters.

 

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Step 6

Next, on a blank coaster write “Happy Father’s Day” and the current year.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 7

This is the step where mom takes over. Heat up your wood burning tool and go over the images on the wooden coasters.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Step 8

Place your coasters in a well-ventilated area and spray with your clear engine paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Note:

  • The engine paint can withstand extreme temperatures making it perfect for durable coasters.

Step 9

Next, flip your coasters over and spray the back as well to fully seal them.

 

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Find out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets and create a beautiful keepsake that family and friends will cherish! #ad

Once we got past the frustration we totally figured out how to turn kids artwork into coaster sets. I admit that I absolutely love them! They are such a beautiful keepsake of this stage in my kiddos’ lives. The grandpas are seriously going to cherish these which makes all of the trial and error worth it. These little treasures totally fit in the gift bag with the kid decorated can koozies, too! You will literally have Father’s Day all wrapped up. Make sure you hop over to Oriental Trading and get everything you need to rock Dad’s day this year!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag!

DIY Kid Decorated Can Koozie + Father’s Day Gift Bag

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

I am so excited to be partnering with Oriental Trading again to bring you some awesome Father’s Day projects. This project takes your gift all the way from creation to delivery easily. Summer is the time of year for hanging outside and enjoying the sunshine. From BBQ’s to summer parties, all of that outdoor fun unfortunately leads to drinks getting warm in record time. That is the only downside to the summer weather. Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal for the family with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. They are so easy to make that we made one for all of the grandfathers too! Then we wrapped them all up with a DIY Father’s Day gift bag. Boom! The gifts are ready to go.

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Kid Decorated Can Koozie Materials

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 1

First, give each child a blank koozie.

 

Step 2

Next, open up your fabric markers and divvy them up between the kids.

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Tip:

  • I recommend using at least 2 sets of markers to prevent fighting over colors.

 

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Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 3

Now, let your kids go nuts decorating the can koozies.

Notes:

  • These markers hold up to my rough and tough little man which is awesome!
  • While the older kids will take their time the younger ones will fly through their decorating. If they finish before the other kids, allow them to move onto decorating their tie cards.

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  • Bonus Tip: be sure to point out which end is the bottom of the koozie. I did not and you can see that baby girl decorated one of hers’ upside down. I think I’m just going to tell Papa that it’s so he can see the design when he takes a drink. Lol!

 

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Step 4

After the kids have finished decorating their can koozies, label the bottom of each one with his or her first initial and the year.

 

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Step 5

Lastly, throw them in the dryer on the highest heat setting for 30 minutes to set the designs.

Tips:

  • Do not wash them before setting the designs.
  • Don’t put anything else in the dryer with your koozies when you set them.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Father’s Day Gift Bag Materials

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Step 1

Give each kid a tie card. If you have more gifts to give than kids decorating, give the kids more ties to color. You will need one tie for each gift bag.

 

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Tips:

  • We used crayons on ours and the coating on the cards made it very difficult. That is why I recommended markers in the materials list.

 

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Step 2

Push the metal end on the elastic cord through the pre-punched hole on the top of the card.

 

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Step 3

Next, straighten the metal end to secure it behind the hole.

 

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Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the opposite side of the top of the tie card.

 

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Step 5

Lastly, attach your tie card to one gift bag handle by tying the elastic cord in a slipknot around the top.

Step 6 (Optional)

After putting your gifts in the bags, top each one with 2-3 pieces of tissue paper.

 

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Fallout Guy Can Koozie

My husband is super into the Fallout games. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is a post-apocalyptic shooter game. I personally don’t get the draw of it but then again, he doesn’t understand my love of the Sims. He loves it when we find merchandise with the little dude on it. That’s why I decided to surprise him with a hand-drawn one on a can koozie. You can check out the quick photo tutorial below to see how I made it. Keep in mind that I free handed the drawing so there is no pattern.

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Note:

  • I used the pink fabric marker to color the skin. Do this very lightly.

 

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

Help Dad keep his drinks cold while he grills a delicious meal with this DIY kid decorated can koozie. Then wrap them up with a Father’s Day gift bag! #ad

These kid decorated can koozies were an absolute blast to make. We all had fun decorating our koozies and coloring. What’s even better is that our gifts are all ready to go with the Father’s Day gift bags. Done and done. In case you haven’t gotten your fill of Father’s Day fun then check back later this week for more awesome projects with Oriental Trading. Until then, you can check out this easy DIY ammo frame for your military man!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

DIY Ammo Frame for Guys :: Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

Are you looking for an awesome DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or are military men like mine. It is also the newest creation for this month’s Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge. If you have any friends or family who like to hunt or fire guns for fun, ask them to start saving their casings now. One day at the range will give you enough to make this awesome project. I’m incredibly thankful to my close friend for diligently saving all of his casings for me so that I could bring you this DIY. Now, let’s get onto the tutorial.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Kim | Made in a Day
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation    Sue | A Purdy Little House
Chelsea | Making Manzanita    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Karen | Dragonfly and Lily Pads
Kimm | Reinvented    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home   Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Ali | Home Crafts By Ali    Denise | My Thrifty House

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

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Materials

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 1

Start by cleaning your thrift store frame and your casings if needed.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 2

Next, take your frame apart and set the glass and backing aside.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 3

Start gluing your casings along the bottom of your frame, starting in the center.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 4

Continue adding casings until the bottom of the frame is covered.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 5

Next, begin gluing casing in a single line on the left side of your frame.

Tip:

  • Do this with like sides of the casings together as pictured.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 6

Repeat step 5 on the right side of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 7

Next, glue 2 casings together on the top left corner of your frame as pictured.

Step 8

Do the same on the t op right corner of your frame.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 9

Glue 3 casings upright, as pictured, in the center of the top of your frame.

Step 10

Once your glue has cooled, spray your entire frame with bronze spray paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 11

Next, spray your frame with a second coat of paint.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Step 12

Lastly, put your frame back together and add a photo if desired.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

 

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

Are you looking for an unique DIY gift for your husband? This DIY ammo frame is perfect for guys who like hunting or military men, like mine.

This was so easy to make! I am crazy excited to surprise my husband with it this Father’s Day. You could also replace the picture with a handwritten note or drawing from your kiddos before gifting it. What are your thoughts? I’m seriously considering it. Let me know in the comments and then check out the other awesome Thrift Store projects from my friends below!

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And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

DIY Giant Backyard Glow Pong Game

Ugh… we missed last week’s glow post so this week we are picking it back up. Is this month kicking your butt like it’s kicking mine? We are getting ready for a birthday party, wrapping up the school year, and prepping for hubby’s annual training. That’s all on top of the normal birthdays, holidays, and day-to-day life obligations. It has been chaotic to say the least. That is why I’m super stoked to have fun stuff to do like test out this super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game. It is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun!

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Materials

Make Your Glow-in-the-Dark Wiffle Balls

 

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Step 1

Open your pack of wiffle balls.

 

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Step 2

Place each ball on a plastic shot glass.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 3

Paint the top half of each wiffle ball with glow paint.

Step 4

Allow your paint to dry and then turn your wiffle balls over on the shot glasses.

 

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Step 5

Next, paint the remainder of each wiffle ball with glow paint and allow it to dry.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Step 6

Lastly, spray each wiffle ball with acrylic sealant. This will keep the glow paint from coming off due to game play.

Game Set Up

Charge Balls

Set your painted wiffle balls in the sun or under a light for an hour or more before playing. The better charged that they are, the longer your glow game can last.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Arrange Buckets

The way that you arrange your buckets will depend on how many you are using. The buckets should be divided into 2 equal groups and arranged as outlined below. Place your groups 10-20 feet apart, the prior for small children and the latter for groups of adults.

  • 8 Buckets: Arrange 4 buckets in a diamond for each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 10 Buckets: Arrange 5 buckets in a plus sign pattern in each group. From the bottom: 1 Bucket, 3 Buckets, 1 Bucket
  • 12 Buckets: Arrange 6 buckets in each group in a triangle pattern. From the bottom: 3 Buckets, 2 Buckets, 1 Bucket

 

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Fill Buckets

Fill each bucket half-way with water. Next, break a glow stick for each one and toss them in the buckets.

 

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

Game Play

Divide into teams and take turns trying to toss the wiffle balls into the buckets. Each time a ball lands in a bucket, that bucket is removed from play. Balls can be blocked by the defending team but team members cannot move in front of the buckets to do so. Also, if a bucket is knocked over during a block, it is still removed from play. The first team to eliminate all of their opponents’ buckets wins.

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This super fun DIY giant backyard glow pong game is the perfect break for busy families to get outside and have some fun together! Find out how to play now!

This DIY giant backyard glow pong game is guaranteed to bring laughs and fun. This was the exact break our family needed. Whip this game out any time this summer that you need to relax and have fun. It’s also a great game to play at parties and BBQ’s. You can totally play it during the day without the glow sticks and have a blast. End the game with a water gun fight (fill them up from the buckets) or dump the buckets on the winning team to cool off. You can also make this awesome DIY game night medal if you want a reward for the winning team. Don’t forget to check out these other fun and easy glow games before you go:

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

Summer is right around the corner. I’m starting a new summer series devoted to fun glow-in-the-dark activities. Let's start with this easy DIY glow Frisbee.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.