Family game night is a fun, frugal way to spend time together. As your family grows, so does the fun. Laughter and conversation are a fantastic part of game night but they also lead to losing track of turns. Constantly asking, “Whose turn is it?” gets frustrating, especially with younger kids. That’s where this DIY colorful family game night turn stick comes in. Now you can keep all of the fun and lose the frustration. If the turn stick isn’t passed to you then it is not your turn. It’s as easy as that.
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- Kid’s Plastic Paint Brush
- 3 Colors of Plastic Twine
- Fun Duct Tape
- Multi-Colored Plastic Pony Beads
First, cut 2 pieces of each color of plastic twine that is the length of the paint brush.
Next, know the ends of 2 matching color pieces of twine.
Repeat step 2 with the remaining pairs of twine.
Next, add 3 beads on one piece of twine and push them down to the knot.
Then add a second knot above the beads.
- See picture above step 4 for reference.
Add 3 more beads to the twine and knot above them again.
Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining knotted twine pairs.
Next, knot the opposite ends of each beaded twine roughly 3 inches from the loose ends.
Again, add beads 3 at a time and knot below them as you did above.
After you have added 2 sets of beads to each pair and knotted them, trim the ends.
Next, fold the beaded pieces of twine and attach to the paint brush with your duct tape.
- Fold the twine slightly off-center, not equally in half.
Wrap the remainder of the paint brush with your duct tape.
Lastly, separate the beaded sections and wrap tape around 3 of them to secure them to the paint brush more.
How easy is this DIY colorful family game night turn stick? The kids absolutely love it! It has made games, like Trouble, that don’t have any other discernable way to keep track of turns so much easier. Of course, your family will love this colorful stick so much that they will want to pull it out for every game. Bonus tip: this is also a great tool to keep little ones who aren’t quite old enough for family game night entertained when you are playing Scattergories or Trivial Pursuit. If you want even more awesome accessories to make family game night easier, check out this easy DIY family game night board. It will keep the board from sliding around and turns to allow players to reach pieces easily.