Have you seen Pottery Barn's cuter versions of classic games? I saw this cute Twister game and was inspired to make a similar one for my niece for Christmas.
My niece is only six and isn't into peace signs and such, so I decided to use cute fabric that I already had. Also, I am not expert sewer, so I made this a non-sew project. I found a nice blanket at the Salvation Army and washed it. Then, I cut the fabric into circles (six circles per color/pattern). I adhered the circles to the blanket with double-sided adhesive sheets found in the sewing section of craft stores.
Here is how it turned out:
Some tips if you would like to make your own:
It took about 1/2 yard of fabric for the circles. They were 7" in diameter and I cut them by first tracing a 7" diameter bowl onto refrigerator paper. I then temporarily adhered the paper to the fabric with an iron and cut around the traced pattern and peeled the paper off. Trust me, Refrigerator paper is miraculous when cutting shapes in fabric!!
Here is the spinner:
I made this smaller than a normal Twister spinner because I thought it would be easier for a six year old to hold. I ordered the spinner and square (it's plastic) online from a game supply store. To make the spinner, I cut out smaller circles of the fabric and glued them around the spinner. I typed out the "left foot, etc" and glued them on. They are separated by ribbon tape. When everything was on, I Mod Podged it to seal it (make sure you take the spinner off before you do this!).
My niece liked it a lot and, as you can see, I was
forced asked to play it with her on Christmas morning.
Look at my adorable 2-year-old nephew to the left copying us! Cracks me up. I think playing this game also cracked my joints. Playing Twister when you're almost 30 and out of shape= realizing you're getting old!
I had a ton of fun making this and love that my niece has a special, unique version of Twister!
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