Yard sized Yahtzee game!

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Last month when we were visiting my parents. My dad was finishing up a little project that he and mom had worked on. Well, she had given him the idea, bought the supplies and a “Honey Do List.” He had made a yard sized Yahtzee game and wanted to finish it up in time for 4th of July cookouts and get togethers so the kids could enjoy it.

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It was very easy to do and requires only a few supplies. He bought a square post that he cut down into five equal sided cubes. He drilled out the indentions for the dots on the dice with a flat drill bit. I painted the dots with a black enamel paint marker. Mom picked up some clip boards at the Dollar Store and some Yahtzee score cards.

I wasn’t there for the cutting or sanding process, so I don’t have pictures, but basically he cut the post down so that it made cubes. Then he clamped them in a vice and used a belt sander to smooth the edges a bit. He kept the wood natural, but you could stain it, or paint the dice in bright fun colors.

He drilled his holes for the dots. You could easily just use a sanding block and paint the dots if you don’t want to get out the power tools. The Enamel paint marker worked great for filling in all the dots.

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The kids had fun playing together, but I didn’t get a chance to grab a couple of pictures.

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