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We made a life-size Angry Birds game because why not?!

Kelli Uhrich is a busy writer and active career woman from Phoenix, Arizona. When she's not writing, she enjoys diving into hands-on projects, reading, blogging, and hanging out with her two lazy greyhounds.

There's a life-size Angry Birds game and yes, you can make it yourself

If you haven't played Angry Birds at least once or twice on your smartphone, then congratulations. You're one of the only people in America to manage that feat. Between the video game, the plush toys and now a movie, the little round birds and the bad little pigs have reached iconic status.

Ever wondered ... what if this game came to life? We did! It turns out creating a life-size Angry Birds game is actually easier than you might think. Just try these handy pointers, and you'll be launching those birds before you know it.

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There's a life-size Angry Birds game and yes, you can make it yourself
Image: Kelli Uhrich/SheKnows

If you're in need of a creative game for an outdoor get-together, then start stashing those boxes away now. Life-size Angry Birds is an inexpensive game that is fun for the whole family, and the best news is that it doesn't cost hardly anything at all!

Supplies:

  • Boxes (And lots of them!)
  • Spray paint (We recommend white, blue and gray. Quantity will vary based on the number of boxes, but on average, 1-2 cans of each color.)
  • 5 Large green bouncy-balls
  • 3 Small red bouncy-balls
  • 3 Small blue bouncy-balls
  • 1 Large yellow bouncy-ball
  • Acrylic paints (Black, white, yellow, red, and light green)
  • Paint brushes

There's a life-size Angry Birds game and yes, you can make it yourself
Image: Kelli Uhrich/SheKnows

Making the game stand

Creating the platform for your game is the easiest part. To do this, simply collect boxes or purchase moving boxes from your local superstore. On average, moving boxes cost around $1-$2 each, so picking up a handful of them is still very budget-friendly. Here we've shown a combination of different types of boxes collected over time. They include paper-pallet boxes from the office, shipping boxes from our latest Amazon purchases and, yes, we even used a few cereal boxes to make our Angry Birds game.

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Once you've collected enough boxes, decide which boxes will become the various pieces of your game. Use the white and blue spray paint to turn some of the boxes into ice-cubes and your gray spray paint to turn smaller boxes into stones. Then to bring it all together, use black acrylic paint to draw wood-grain designs onto the remaining boxes.

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