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Let your living room be a playground for a day

Sometimes staying home and indoors is the only option. Use your living room for a five-game contest that keeps everyone – family, friends or kids party – busy and happy.

Five games beginning with origami

Arrange a pentathlon that rewards imagination and brain power as much as physical ability. Kick off easy by gathering over a round of snacks and drinks, and combine it with an origami folding game. Here we've folded frogs and made a racetrack using a roll of coloured tape, but you’re naturally free to make your own rules.

Work out the numbers in a math test

Colourful math problems go well with a light-hearted competition. Fewer numbers let all ages join. A roll of drawing paper on the wall makes preparation, restart and clean up easy. (Keep it for easy-access drawing at any and all times.)

Bring out your inner action film star

Create an obstacle course from cushions, a rug and laser beams (yes, made of tape). Now get into character and act out your best spy-movie avoid-the-alarm moves.

Dress the mannequin

Fashion a dressing duel from two mannequins and a wardrobe full of clothes. Best outfit of the day wins. On your marks, get set, go!

Toss a toy animal (and get rid of the clutter)

Simple and genius: set up a basket and let the contestants target-toss soft toys into it. The same principle can be applied when you want children to help with the cleanup (only soft objects, and don’t tell anyone they’re helping you tidy up).

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Gretchen Broussard
Photographer: Måns Jensen
Writer: Henrik Annemark

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