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DIY Wooden Yard Dice: Makes a Great Gift

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Last month, I was browsing one of my favorite stores and spotted a set of five large Wooden Yard Dice. I have many fond memories of playing Yahtzee with my grandparents, so I love the idea of introducing my kids to some fun dice games while playing in the yard this summer - but the $60 price tag of the dice made me do a double take! Hello DIY project inspiration!
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $9 Difficulty: Easy
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I was able to create 6 sets of yard dice for less than the price of one store bought set, allowing me to keep one for my family, while using the others as gifts for friends!
  • summer fun with diy wooden yard dice, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects
You learn something new in the course of each project - and while creating these yard dice I learned that the dots of dice are called pips. I considered lots of different ways to add the pips, finally settling on a solution that was much easier than painting, and that will also be very durable for outdoor use.
Follow the link at the bottom of this post to read the full tutorial!
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I even created a simple carry bag to keep all the dice in, and to make them easy to take along to the park!
Yahtzee is my favorite, but there are lots of other games that you can play with five dice. At the end of the tutorial on my blog there is a link to downloadable Yahtzee score sheets, as well as links to rules to other 5 dice games!

To see more: http://www.blueistyleblog.com/2015/06/diyYardDice.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Debbie M
    Debbie M Weirton, WV

    I have seen your project earlier and have picked up wood but have not had a chance to get it cut yet as my mother has been very ill as for the black dots, I was looking in our Dollar Tree and they had Bingo markers. Even black. have never seen

    • Angela, Blue i Style

      @Debbie M That sounds like it will work great, Debbie. You may want to consider using a water proof sealer to make sure Bingo marker dots don't scratch off or smear if the dice get wet from the grass.

  • Deborah Rose
    Deborah Rose Bowling Green, KY

    These are Great !!

  • Laura Page
    Laura Page Columbia, MO

    You could play outside Yahtzee!! What a great idea

  • Josie Pruitt
    Josie Pruitt Mount Washington, KY

    Your link won't come up for me. This is what I'm getting: " [Fiddler] DNS Lookup for "www.blueistyleblog.com" failed. No such host is known"(after 4 tries) May be why people are asking for info here. ??

  • Anne
    Anne Ringgold, GA

    I was extremely glad to see that you found that opposite sides of the die add up to 7 ( 1 & 6, 3 & 4, 2 & 5): that's been a standardized test question on different state evaluations used at the middle school level for years. It's amazing that a lot

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