Tutorial: Red Light Green Light Game Paddles

I have very active kids.  As soon as the sun starts to show itself they are out the door.  One of their favorite games to play with the kids in our neighborhood is red light, green light.  They play on their bikes.  When they are on the other side of the cul-de-sac  it’s hard sometimes to hear what the caller is saying.  So I made up a way to make the game a lot easier and pretty darn fun.  I created these signs using Dollar Store paddle ball paddles that they can hold up.  They were playing with them before the pant dried!

Tutorial: Red Light Green Light Game Paddles

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  • 3 Paddle ball games, $3
  • Paint in red, yellow and green, on hand
  • Sharpie, on hand

Total: $3

Tutorial: Red Light Green Light Game Paddles

Tutorial: Red Light Green Light Game Paddles

First you need to remove the elastic string from the paddle.  Then paint each paddle with a different color, red, yellow and green.  This will take several coats. Allow to dry completely between coats.  Once they are completely dry and paint has covered the surface you make then write on each one with a black sharpie.  Write “slow” on the yellow, “stop” on the red, and “go” on the green.  You may choose at this point to spray them with a sealant of your choice.  Only thing left to do it hand them over to your kids and send them out to have some fun!