Monday, June 17, 2013

Lawn Dice

I saw a set of six yard dice on Pinterest. I knew they would be a fantastic gift for my hubby for Father’s Day. They were $50! Then they were no longer a fantastic gift for my hubby…

Thankfully, I am fairly clever and handy with a saw. All I needed was a 4x4 post, a saw, a sander, and some outdoor paint. Easy peasy!

First cut your post into six 3 1/2” pieces. Then sand the rough sides and edges.

Then trace your dots onto the cubes using a real dice as your guide. I traced a large button with a pencil.

lawn dice - The Backyard FarmwifeThen paint in each dot with outdoor craft paint. I used all black but you could use any color. I am making a set for my niece and I’m painting each dice with different colored dots.

To seal them and make them more weather/moisture/grass stain resistant, spray them with a few coats of clear spray paint.

In order for them to be easily taken to the park, backyard, beach or wherever you’d like to play, I made a nice heavy-duty bag with a drawstring top.

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I also made a chalkboard game board for both Yahtzee and Farkle. You could also just throw a couple of game pads into the bag.

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Some chalk and a cloth for erasing and we were ready to play!

lawn dice - The Backyard Farmwife lawn dice - The Backyard Farmwife

Lawn dice are great for all ages and are tons of fun!

3 comments:

  1. Awesome! Just made some for my granddaughter's 10th birthday! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am so glad! They are always a hit with our family!

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  2. Very nice - the only thing I might add would be some sort of "bucket" to use as a dice cup (making it easier to roll all the dice at one time like in a table version).

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