DIY Of The Week: Hopscotch Mat

If you don’t have a sidewalk or driveway to drop the classic hopscotch with chalk, create this mat courtesy of Family Handyman and have some fun inside!


Carpet runner
Tape measure
Duct tape
Masking tape
Number stencils
Spray paint
Rolling Pin

The toughest part is getting the 10 boxes measured evenly. Our 10-ft. runner is 3 ft. wide, so each box is 12 in. long and 18 in. wide. Cut and place the duct tape where you want it and press it down firmly.

  1. Then tape each number in the center of its box
  2. Mask off the areas around the numbers when you spray the paint onto the stencils. Let it dry overnight and get hopping in the morning! Use beanbags, Koosh balls (shown), stuffed animals or other soft toys instead of stones so you don’t scratch wood floors or other inside surfaces. When everyone’s done playing, roll up the mat and store it for next time.

See full tutorial here.