Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DIY Hop Scotch Path

Be it a flower or a vegetable garden, it should be a place kids enjoy being a part of. And what better way to bring kids into a garden then with games! Our oldest country kid likes to hop scotch, he will draw a board with sidewalk chalk only to have it rain and disappear. Well no more will it disappear! Mom is on the case. With just a little trip to the home store and a little bit of time, I no longer have to hear about the disappearing hop scotch (or buy stock in sidewalk chalk!) And the funniest part? Even the neighbor kids have come over and enjoyed using it! This DIY project really was cheap, easy and fun.


I went to the home store and bought seven one square foot patio block. Why seven? Because I measured how long the path needed to be to get to the green bean tee pee and for my distance, that is all I needed. When I got back home, of course the oldest country kid wanted to know what I was up to and could he help. He could have, because this is easy to do, but I was making it as a surprise, so I told him to just be patient. I always have acrylic paint on hand so I grabbed some and set to work painting each block.

Once the base color was dry, I painted on the numbers. I just free hand painted the numbers on mine, but if you don't feel comfortable with doing that, then by all means, use stencils. After the numbers dried it was time to seal the deal with paint sealing spray (which you can pick up at a home store.) If you don't spray the paint with sealer, rain and time will make them fade (fast). Now I don't know about you, but I think they turned out great. And I know once we placed them in the garden, my sons have thought so too (oh and the neighbor kids as well! LOL)




 
 

39 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Looks fab too :D x

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  2. This is such a fun idea!! It looks like it would be an awesome neighborhood gathering place. We'll be featuring this at Someday Crafts tomorrow :)

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    1. It really is so simply and doesn't cost much to do. Glad you like it!

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  3. What a super cute & FUN idea!

    so happy I found your blog too!

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  4. That is a really cool idea! Thanks for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop! We'd love to have you back again today: http://blackfoxhomestead.com/uncategorized/the-homeacre-hop-25/

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    1. I love the HomeAcre Hop! So glad you stopped by!

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  5. Fantastic idea! My sister's children would LOVE this in their garden!
    Thanks for sharing at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/join-creative-homeacre-hop.html
    - See more at: http://homefront.prudentliving.com/my-garden-beneficial-bugs/#comment-13146

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    1. It was so cheap to put together and really does make kids smile... I hope your sister's children get one.

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  6. I LOVE this! I was thinking about doing this for the Pixie... but sort of perma-paint them onto the sidewalk because out yard is so small! ;)
    ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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    1. If it is a public walkway, make sure your city doesn't get yucky with you about it or you might have to pay to have that section replaced.

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  7. Way too cute. So going to do this. Visiting from Green Thumb Thursday Blog Hop

    Hugs,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy
    www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Cute and really easy!! Thanks for popping in!

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  8. This is so cute! It's a great and fun way to remind kids to stay on the paths too. Thanks again for sharing at Green Thumb Thursday!

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  9. Too fun! My grandkids will love this project! I don't have a bean tee pee but I am sure we can pick something else as home!

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  10. This is a great idea! I've always loved hopscotch! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope you'll be back this week with more inspiring posts!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  11. This is soo cute! I remember playing hopscotch all the time in my childhood :)

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    1. Hope you make a path :) Your never to old to play!

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  12. What a great idea! It looks fantastic and I love the bright colors! Thanks for linking up with Mom's Library last week! This is one my features on this week's link up :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing this on Green Thumb Thursday last week and we hope you'll be back http://homesteadlady.com/green-thumb-thursday-51514/. I chose this post as my featured article from last week - I think another of the hosts chose another of your articles, if I remember correctly! You're just uber garden groovy! Be sure to grab the featured button for your posts!

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    1. I have never been called uber garden groovy before!!! Thanks!!! :D LOL

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  14. Fun project- my son saw this on my computer and liked it! Thanks for linking up on Delightful Mom!

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    1. It is so super easy to make and really adds a splash of color and whimsy. I hope he gets one *wink*

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  15. What a lovely idea for the kids (and grown ups). Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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    1. I have caught myself hoping LOL But our boys just love it.

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  16. These look great! What a good idea. :)

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  17. Such a fun idea, I am assuming you hop along it too when ever you are out there - has to be done!

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  18. What a fabulous idea for summer fun!Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework.
    Have a wonderful and creative day!
    carolyn ~ homework

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    1. Thank you and thanks for taking the time to pop by!

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  19. Great idea and looks terrific. I loved hopscotch as a kid so hopefully my son-in-law can make this for my grandson to enjoy. Thanks for sharing at #WednesdaysWisdom

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  20. How creative you are! It backs me to childhood and raise my mood. :) I'm sure your neighbors love you.

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