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
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.
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.
Step 6: Enjoy!