Easy DIY Lawn Games You Can Build

Lawn games will keep the kids entertained at the next outdoor party. You can make your own too. Digital Vision/Thinkstock

You've invited your friends and neighbors to a lawn party, but just as you fire up the grill and put the refreshments on ice, horror strikes.

All around you stretches a freshly mowed green expanse with nary a diversion in sight. Where, oh where, is the entertainment?

Fret not. With handsaw and level in hand, we've uncovered some of the easiest DIY lawn games around. With a few simple-to-find supplies, straightforward instructions and spare moments, you can transform your backyard into your own personal amusement park -- and turn your lawn party into a gathering for the ages.

Better still, these durable and classic lawn games can be used again and again, ensuring built-in fun every time you entertain a crowd.