How to Make a Twister Game

Making a twister game is a pretty straightforward process. This inexpensive DIY project will take just a few hours. If you are having a party with kids, this game will add a lot of fun. In this post, we will discuss how to make a twister game.

Before we dive into the details of making a twister game, let’s see what the game actually involves. Twister is an iconic game of balance and is known as a big group game.

The game requires at least 2 players, but many more players can participate. The players have to be at least 6 years old. The game is pretty easy. Your excellence depends on your physical flexibility.

Tools and Materials You Will Need

  • Hand saw
  • Hammer
  • Rotary tool
  • A 4-gallon bucket
  • Two cans of green spray paint
  • Scrap piece of wood
  • String

How to Make a Twister Game (5 Simple Steps)

If you want to play the game indoors, you can use a twister mat. However, to play it outdoors, you need some more preparations. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Cut a round hole in the bottom of your bucket

To make the spray template, you can use a 4 or 5-gallon bucket. Use a Dremel rotary tool to cut a hole. Make sure the hole is not more than 7 inches in diameter.  If you do not have access to a Dremel rotary tool, a jigsaw will do the trick.

Step 2: Determine the string line

It will help you put the paint circles in a straight line. Determine the direction of the twister field, and make sure the line is in the right direction. Its length should be at least the same as the twister field.

Pound in 2 stakes and run a string between the stakes. However, once the first row has been painted, you will no longer need to lay out the line.

Step 3: Paint the first row

To learn how to make a twister game, you have to figure out the right way to spray paint. If you are painting in your own yard, understandably you do not have to be super cautious. There is a reason why we recommend using a bucket. It eliminates overspray and does not let the pain drift around.

For the circle colors, you can follow the same pattern as the twister mat. As a rule of thumb, the pattern is like this:

First row: red

Second row: blue

Third row: yellow

Fourth row: green

Step 4: Paint the next rows

Once you have completed painting the first row of circles, you will have to change colors. Put the bucket on the next row and paint the circles blue. The bucket should touch the adjacent red circle and the previous blue circle. Thus complete painting all rows with the four colors.

If you are wondering how to make a twister game, here is an important thing to know. There is no hard-and-fast rule about the number of circles. The field is usually 8 circles wide. However, you are free to make it as long or wide as you like. To some extent, it depends on the amount of paint you would like to use.

Step 5: Let the paint dry

Do not let your kids use the field until the paint has dried. If they use the field, they may end up running their shoes and clothes. Be careful about your neighborhood kids too. The paint will dry in a couple of hours. The time also depends on how dry or wet your yard is, wind, temperature, etc.

How to Play the Game

  • The referee starts the game by spinning the needle. The referee calls out the body part and colors based on the direction the arrow points to.
  • When the referee gives directions, players must follow them.
  • If a player has already put his hand or foot in a circle, he has to relocate his hand or foot in a different, vacant circle of the same color when called out. At a given time, more than one body part can not be in a particular color circle.
  • Players reaching for a circle have to wait for the ruling of the referee. The player who is slower will have to find a different empty circle of the same color.
  • After each new spin, unless the referee allows it, players cannot remove their feet or hands from the circles. However, there is an exception to this rule. You can remove your foot or hand to let another player move.

Tips for Winning the Game

Now that you know how to make a twister game, let’s see if there are tips that can help you do better. To win the game, a player has to avoid elimination and become the last player on the mat. Here are some tips that might help you win the game:

Stretching beforehand

Before playing, you have to limber-up, especially if your body is relatively stiff. You will be able to hold the poses longer if you warm up the muscles. This trick can help you win.

Stay balanced

To win, you will have to last longer than other players. Keep your feet firmly planted on the mat. Make sure they are not too far apart. Do not lean. To retain stability, make sure your movements are close to your torso.

Stay close to other players

With each move, place your foot or hand close to your opponent. It will prevent them from accessing more circles. They might lose their balance when they reach out farther.

Outlast your opponents

When you are about to lose your balance, maintain close proximity to your opponents. It will help you retain your balance. Have fun, play fair and be patient. Whether you win or lose, do not forget to laugh and enjoy.


Twister is a fun party game, and it can be played either outdoors or indoors. The best thing about this game is that it does not require any tools or equipment. We hope now you know how to make a twister game, and how to win. Have fun!