9.3L Assorted Multipurpose Plastic Buckets with Spout
This super-simple D.I.Y. project is bound to entertain big and little ones for hours on end, stretching, crouching and falling all over each other.
This activity involves spraying (water-based) colourful dots on a spare patch of grass, creating a temporary board that’s safe for the whole family. The versatility of the dots means you can adapt to little fingers and feet, or spread them further apart for the fully grown. You could even expand the board for larger groups of players – how it comes to life is up to you!
As the paints are water-based, you’ll want to make sure your grass is as dry as can be – and rain isn’t forecast for the next few hours.
All you’ll need for your outdoor spin and twist game is some water-based aerosol spray paints, an old cardboard box and a few simple DIY tools.
Put on your safety equipment. Choose your first paint colour and shake the can. It will need a good five minutes of shaking.
Placing the corflute inside the area, spray a dot on the grass. Move your corflute up the grid to create a line of coloured dots. Repeat with the next colour, making lines of coloured dots. Once each square of your grid has a dot in it, leave to dry for at least 30 minutes.
While the dots are drying, it’s time to make the spinning wheel. We’re going to use the corflute as the spinning wheel. You can make this as big or as small you want, and either handheld or a standing spinner.
To make the base plate, cut out a square of the corflute. Using a ruler as a guide, use a black marker to draw a line down the centre on the vertical and on the horizontal (like a cross).
Now draw a foot in each of the bottom corners and a hand in the top corners. Add “RIGHT” to two corners and “LEFT” to the other two corners. Try to stay up near the corners because we don’t want them covered when we add the wheel.
Mark the centre point of your circle and draw lines through the centre to create triangular sections – like pizza slices! You want at least 3 sections for each colour. Put a number in each of the slices so you know which way to reassemble them once they are painted.
Now, cut out your slices so you have a number of triangles ready for painting.
Using a screwdriver, make a hole through the centre of the black corflute and the wheel. Add a hole at the square end of the white arrow.
Thread a screw from the back of the backboard, through the hole in the board and wheel. Add a washer to the back. Stack the arrow and another washer on screw (so the arrow is sitting over your wheel). Add the raised head to the top. The arrow should spin freely through the washers but feel free to loosen the washers if too tight.
You’re now ready to twist and tumble with your own outdoor spin and twist game!
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