Looking for something fun for your summer holiday gatherings or even just a lazy Sunday afternoon? Labor Day is coming-up & kiddos love games. The bigger they get, the bigger they want their games! We were getting ready for a family event and I thought it would be super fun to create a DIY Yard Yahtzee game with large dice for the family to enjoy!
This is a great way to gather everyone together for a little fun this summer. The dice are super easy to make, I whipped up 2 sets in a couple of hours. They are simple 4x4x4 blocks of wood that are faux stained with BB Frösch Chalk Paint. When they aren’t being used to play games, they make great decor for your home.
Here’s your materials list…
12 4x4x4 blocks ( I bought a 4x4x10 board at Home Depot and cut it into 4x4x4 blocks.)
8 oz. BB Frösch Chalk Paint – Brown
(You can select whatever color you like, I’ve used Mink from Benjamin Moore mixed with BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder. You can just grab a sample pot of paint at Home Depot in your favorite color and mix it with BB Frösch. You can even ask them for Mink, they have it in their system even thought they don’t carry Ben Moore products.)
8 oz. BB Frösch Chalk Paint – White
BB Frösch Premium Finishing Wax – Clear & Dark
Make sure you sand your blocks once they are cut, you don’t want any rough edges. Dust them off and get your space ready for a quick paint session. CLICK HERE for a quick video tutorial on how to make these cute dice.
It’s really just that simple. A little paint & wax and you’re good to go. This is a great painting technique for furniture and all kinds of stuff… It’s not just for dice!
Now, all you need to do is gather the troops and PLAY!!
If you’re new to Yahtzee, here’s a link to the rules of the game that you can print if needed.
I’ve also created a fun printable that you can download over at WhipperBerry…
Now all you have to do is grab the troops and have a ball!!
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