How to make a customized DIY Twister game

My big girl just celebrated her fourth birthday. I adore celebrating my babies on their birthdays and making them feel special. However, birthday parties can quickly get out of control and you can spend hundreds of dollars on decor, favors, cake, activities, etc.  I went the DIY route this year and without spending much at all, I think this was one of my favorite kid’s parties to date!

We went with a Sprinkle Party theme and today I am really excited to kick off a Monday mini series of Sprinkle Birthday Party DIYs. Today I am sharing how to make a customized DIY Twister game.

DIY Custom Twister Game, Delineate Your Dwelling
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This was such an easy project and took only a quick afternoon to complete.  Even though the “Sprinkle” party turned out to be more “polka dots” creating this Twister game added a lot of fun to the party.  And I loved that it was in the same colors as all the other decor.

supply list

4’x5′ Canvas Drop Cloth (mine was from Home Depot)
Four Acrylic Paint colors + Textile Medium
Four Paint Brushes

DIY Twister Game supplies

I went the super technical approach and threw caution to the wind with my twister dot layout.  I grabbed eight paper plates , created the outer grid and traced them onto the canvas.  Then, I drew crosses on each plate to register the center lines and traced the remaining circles onto the canvas.

DIY Twister Game setup,

I then filled in each circle with my different shades of paint after adding in the paint medium.  This helps the paint not crack when the canvas is folded or bent.  NOTE: We have kept this painted canvas for 3+ years now and it looks just as great as the day I made it!!

DIY Twister Game paint,

I also designed a quick Birthday Twister board in Illustrator per the colors of kiddo #1’s party.    I also saved a black and white version that you can fill in with your own color preferences.

Twister board-color

I was so happy with how it turned out.  A fun pop of color and loads of fun!

DIY Twister Game playing,

I think kiddo #2 just liked doing downward dog.

DIY Twister Game play,

DIY Custom Twister Game, Delineate Your Dwelling
> > > You can download the file here for your use. < 

Head over to the Sprinkle, 4th Birthday Party DIY post for details on
the party hats, Sprinkle Cake tips and the final reveal!

Sprinkle 4th Birthday Party

And if you are just looking for more fun party ideas, I’ve got you covered!



16 thoughts on “How to make a customized DIY Twister game

    1. We’ve now had this game for a full year and not a single spec of paint has come off! It’s held up remarkably well!

    1. Thanks so much, Olivia! For the spinner, I simply hot.glued a paper straw (with a colored tip) to a metal brad. Then I made a small hole in the twister board and inserted the brad. Done and done!

  1. So freaking adorable! We love twister, but not once did I think to make my own and to make it match my themes. Than you so much for this idea. Pinning and sharing with my mommy friends.

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