You don’t need to be Tim the Tool Man to make these giant Jenga blocks, and they don’t have to be a backyard toy for the kids, either (although, they do love them). These also make a great game to pull out when you have friends or family over. And guess what? It costs next to nothing. Fun AND cheap? Yes, please!
DIY really doesn’t get any easier than this, guys. And for $8, you really can’t go wrong. Try and find an awesome backyard toy that the whole family can play for less than ten bucks, I dare you. A few lengths of lumber, a saw, some sandpaper, and a bit (maybe more than a bit) of patience and you’ve got yourself one giant Jenga block game.
I liked this colored Jenga block version of the DIY project because it yields bigger blocks. Plus, the fun colors amp the game up a notch by making it harder to get certain colors. Genius. This one may cost a tad bit more (still really cheap, though) because of the larger lumber, but totally worth it.
So, the only downfall about having this cumbersome backyard toy is that it takes up so much room. And where the heck do you store it when it’s not in use? Well, this nifty tutorial literally gives you step-by-step instructions on how to build the giant Jenga blocks, but also how to create a pretty awesome storage unit that your wife will surely approve of. All you need is a paperclip and an elastic band. Just kidding.
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