DIY Connect Four Outdoor Party Game

COLORSHOT DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

If you're looking for fun games for kids or fun kid activities in general, this post is for you. (We're looking at all of the tired parents and babysitters out there trying to keep the kids occupied until school starts up again.) Or hey, maybe you don't have kids and you're just a champion looking to continue your world dominance at Connect Four in your own backyard ... we get you. We love winners. And winners love using COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint to add color to their outdoor party games (and everything else in their lives). Read on to see how you can score big on your own Connect Four outdoor party game with COLORSHOT! *Super cute dog not included.

What you need:

- COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint (we used Emoji, Orange Slice, Stiletto, Mermaid, Little Black Dress)

- Large wood Connect Four game with wood disc playing pieces

- Painter's tape

- Heavy paper or plastic

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

If you're good at working with wood, you can most likely figure out how to make your own giant Connect Four backyard game or find a tutorial online. If you're not, you can bribe someone else to make it, or find one to purchase. The best part is adding color anyways!

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Because this is such a large game piece, it makes a great outdoor project since you'll want to be in a well-ventilated area with lots of space. Start by taping off your board with painter's tape as shown. If you're a perfectionist, have your ruler or measuring tape handy for even spacing between sections, or you can just eyeball it. Tape around the edges of your board as well to protect from overspray.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Once taped off, place your game board on a protected surface and get your cans of COLORSHOT ready!

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Use heavy paper like posterboard to protect sections from overspray, leaving only the area you plan on spraying with the first color exposed.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Spray several light coats of the first color onto the exposed section, letting dry in between coats.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Let dry then remove the heavy paper.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Repeat process of taping heavy paper over sections you are not working on to protect from overspray.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Spray the next section with several light coats of color, letting dry between coats.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Remove heavy paper and continue process of re-covering sections you are not working on.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game


DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Once you've completed all sections, carefully peel away the tape and let your game board completely dry.

DIY Connect Four Backyard Game

Stand back and admire your colorful work before putting your game face on and defending your Connect Four champion title!


Get the product for this project

Emoji

Show off your sense of humor.

Orange Slice

A slice of sweetness.

Stiletto

If the shoe fits...

Mermaid

Make waves.

Little Black Dress

Always in style.