Twists on the classics—get your game on!

Frisbee with a Twist

Darcy Miller Designs_Frisbee

A little paint turns the toy into a slice of your favorite summer treat. Make them ahead of time or as an activity and you can paint to any theme—decorate with patterns, personalize with names, etc.


Frisbee with a Twist What You’ll Need:

  • Blank Frisbees
  • Multi-surface Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrushes of Different Sizes
  • Gel Medium or Varnish (optional)


Frisbee with a Twist How To:


Step 1 To make a watermelon, start with a pink Frisbee. Paint a green rind all around the outer rim, then use a smaller brush to dot the inner circle with black, teardrop-shaped “seeds.” Set aside to dry.


Step 2 Once paint is dry, you can brush over entire surface with gel medium or varnish to protect your pattern, one or two coats.

Dress Up Your Hula Hoop

Darcy Miller Designs_Hula Hoops

Hula hoop contests and obstacle courses are even more exciting when your hoop is dressed to thrill. Let guests customize and take them home, or make ahead of time and use in games or décor (they look great hung in trees!).


Dress Up Your Hula Hoop What You’ll Need:

  • Hula Hoops
  • Colorful tape (Washi tape, grip tape, artist’s tape)


Dress Up Your Hula Hoop How To:

Step 1 Start wrapping tape around the hoop on the diagonal, leaving space in between for a striped effect. Wrap slowly to avoid rippling the tape.

Step 2 Continue wrapping until hoop is done.

Step 3 Overlap the tail end of the tape onto the starting point to complete the design, and let the games begin!


Pink Flamingo Ring Toss


A flock of kitschy pink flamingos turns the go-to lawn game up a notch, taking it from fun to fabulous.


Pink Flamingo Ring Toss What You’ll Need:

  • Plastic Rings
  • Flamingo Lawn Ornaments


Pink Flamingo Ring Toss How To:

Step 1 Put the flamingos on their sticks and stake them into the ground, at least a few feet apart from each other.

Step 2 Play on! Each player tosses the rings, trying to loop them around their bird’s neck. The person whose flamingo ends up wearing the most necklaces wins.

BONUS: You can even toss rings around a garden gnome or any other statues that lives in your yard, keeping count to see who hits the mark most often.

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