The Summer season is the perfect time of the year to get going and enjoy the outdoors. But that doesn’t mean that we have to leave the fun of board games inside.
On the contrary! Yahtzee is a game families have enjoyed indoors for years. Here, we show you how you can create a “life size” version of this classic game perfect for the backyard or your local park. This DIY is super fun to do and relatively easy to complete.
What You’ll Need
- A Wood-burning Tool from the your local craft store
- 5 3 1/2″ Wooden Blocks
- Krazy Glue
- 2 Clothespins
- A Binder Clip
- Pail or Bucket of your choice
- Yahtzee Score Card (a Google search yields tons of options)
First, begin by creating a tool that will help ensure that your dice are marked perfectly. Take your 2 clothespins and pull them apart, removing the metal springs completely. Grab one set of clothespin pieces and glue them, edge-to-edge to form a right angle. To secure the hold, use a binder clip to clamp the pieces together and allow it to dry for about 10 mins. or so. Repeat this step with the 2nd set of clothes pin pieces. You’ll need these to help you create perfectly placed dots on each die. (See the following images)
The glued together clothespins are a great makeshift tool that helps you place your corner dots with precision.
Next, you’re going to use your wood-burning tool. Ours came complete with numerous attachments. You’ll need to use the round one.
This thing gets really hot very fast! Proceed with caution and consider wearing a pair of utility gloves if you feel you need them. The wood-burning tool we used has a dial on it. We chose the 2nd hottest setting to mark each block.
Be careful on your 1st attempt and make sure the heat isn’t set too high. Begin slowly and test the tool’s heat by making a singular dot.
Quick Note: If you need help creating 6 sided dice, search the internet for templates. There are also a tremendous sources for Yahtzee score cards online, too! Just print them out and PLAY!
Good To GO!!
Once you’ve made all 5 dice, you’re in the home stretch! All you need now are your printed Yahtzee score cards and a galvanized bucket. We snagged this basket w/ a handle instead of a pail or bucket because: A.) It was on clearance at Target! and B.) We love the look!
We can’t wait to bring our Yard Yahtzee set to our next picnic or backyard BBQ!
Let us know what you think about this family friendly DIY idea. Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.
(This post was not sponsored and all materials were purchased by Pink Verbena.)