DIY Yard Yahtzee!

After another successful Crab Bake with Giant Jenga, I was thinking about other classic games that would translate well into a “giant” version.  Then of course I was at Target this week and came across 6 wooden blocks designed for home arts & crafts projects.  An idea was born!


What you need:

  • 5 square wooden blocks (4″ cubes or larger if possible)
  • Acrylic paint in multiple colors
  • Paint brush(es)
  • A quarter or something else circular to use as a stencil for the dots
  • Mod podge or other sealant
  • Chalk board paint or pre-fab chalk board
  • White chalk
6 Wood Blocks - Target $14.99
6 Wood Blocks – Target $14.99
Mod Podge sealant - $4.99
Mod Podge sealant – $4.99
Chalkboard Paint - $9.97
Chalkboard Paint – $9.97

Step 1: Paint the base of your blocks

Solids are great, but you can also make each block a mini work of art.  Just remember you’ll have to apply dots as well, which might cover up some of your artwork.

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Step 2: Stencil your dots

Use a quarter, glass or other round object to trace the dots onto your blocks.


Step 3: Fill in your dots

I used paint pens for ease, but you can certainly paint in your circles with a paintbrush, or make it simple and apply stickers or paper with Mod Podge.

Step 4: Seal your surface

I like Mod Podge with a gloss finish.  It’s great if you used paper or just paint to create your design.  Paint on multiple layers for a good seal as you’ll be rolling these dice in the grass and will want to be able to clean the surface.

Step 5: Create your scorecard

You can find easy, printable score sheets online, or you can keep everything large scale and create a “giant” scorecard on a chalkboard.  And, don’t forget to print the rules for Yahtzee! if your family likes to argue about technicalities.

Printable PDF score sheet
Printable PDF score sheet
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“Giant” Chalkboard Score Sheet

Step 6: Enjoy!



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