DIY Real Life Angry Birds Game

by Jessica · 7 comments

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DIY Real Life Angry Birds Game

Get the kids off the screens and outside with this fun DIY real life Angry Birds game!

I made this Angry Birds game for my kids on the cheap with permanent markers I already own and play balls that were on sale for $1.04 each at Fleet Farm and just a bit of time.

Supplies for making a real life Angry Birds game I thought the larger markers worked better for filling their faces in and drawing thick lines, but I only had brown for the green king pig’s mustache in the thinner markers.

If you don’t already own a variety of permanent markers, now is the time to watch the back to school sales and pick some up. I have already seen Sharpies on sale at OfficeMax for 4/$1 for the regular sized markers, fine markers, and dual end markers in all colors, including metallics.

DIY Real Life Angry Birds Game Permanent markers will dry on the play balls within seconds, but sill smudge if you touch them before drying.

I just picked up the 3 balls at first, but I have a feeling we may continue to add to our Angry Birds play set by getting a blue ball to make the blue bird or perhaps a white one if we can find that, and maybe another green ball to make another pig.

The “blocks” are just from our Slip & Slide that I recently bought half off here at the end of last summer season (if I were to turn then around you would see pictures of Marvel super heroes).

Nothing more like a cheapskate that finding a way to re-purpose items we already have!

DIY Real Life Angry Birds Game

The next thing the kids have plans for is figuring out a way to build a slingshot. I am curious to see what they come up with.

And we do plan to add to our blocks by using some empty shoe boxes, or perhaps some paper bags fill with crumpled new paper and taped shut.

I am just glad to see the kids away from the tablets playing Andy Birds and getting outside and moving around and playing it.

If you are an Angry Birds fan, or have one in your house, you might want to check out the Angry Birds Birthday Cake I made too.

DIY Real Life Angry Birds Game


Have you ever taken a video game or app and made it a real life thing to play with your family and friends?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life August 22, 2014 at 8:44 am

Love this! Anything to get them active and off the screen :)


2 FamiGami August 26, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I love this idea! So simple but totally inspired!


3 Kisa Johnson August 26, 2014 at 6:54 pm

That’s a very cute idea! I haven’t played angry birds in awhile really. I haven’t really taken a video game or app and made it into a real life version ever. No… Well.. I mean aside from playing make believe Zelda or Mario when I was little.


4 Nikki August 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I have an inhome daycare and I know the preschoolers would love this game!


5 Yona Williams August 26, 2014 at 7:08 pm

OMgoodness…this is such a cute idea – I bet Angry Birds fans would go crazy for this!


6 jess August 27, 2014 at 7:10 am

omg this is seriously adorable! my nephews and nieces would love it, pinning! :) xo, jess @


7 Michelle Bowman August 30, 2014 at 2:53 am

As a pediatric OT, I love to see when others make fun games out of things they have at home. SO MUCH CHEAPER. And this works on so many different skills- building, ideation, gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination. I could go on for hours :)


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