Make An Inflatable Twister Game On The Cheap

Make An Inflatable Twister Game On The Cheap

Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 12, 2011

There aren't many who could resist playing a round on this giant inflatable Twister game (even if you're not as spry as you used to be), but the price tag might leave you with a little hesitation. For $2,000 we're pretty sure we can make one on our own! Here are a few ideas how:

Painting an air mattress with spray paint intended for use on plastics is the first thing that comes to mind. It will stay put, but covering a dark colored air mattress with white paint is no thrifty undertaking. So what about covering it with something?

A sheet seems so much more frugal but how would you get it to stay on? To keep a fitted sheet from slipping off, you could try attaching it to the bed with velcro, sew something around the elastic band that tightens up and holds it on, or straight up glue it to the mattress.

The spots could then be sewn on or drawn on the sheet before attaching. We also think painting them on with Plastic-Dip would be a great way to get some traction so no one breaks an ankle in the process of playing. It will make each spot rubber!

One king size mattress should be enough for small children to play on and if you're feeling less than creative, you could technically hot glue the entire game mat right to the mattress for a twist on the old classic! Not into crafting and want to buy your own? You can find it over at Hammacher & Schlemmer.

How would you make this look at home? Share your ideas in the comments below!

(Image: Hammacher & Schlemmer)

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