Some of my fondest memories of growing up involved my extended family around a game or two of dominoes. These are special memories that I hope to recreate someday with my little girl, and to help with that I decided to make a oversized starter set of dominoes for her.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wood Rectangles, I used these
- Decorative Paper
- Circle Paper Punch, I used this one from Uchida
- Sanding Tool, Emery Board, or Sand Paper
- Mod Podge
- Foam Paint Brush
- Tacky Glue
- Black Marker
I started by picking out 6 different colors of paper. One color for each number in my double-six set.
For your first color, or your ones you need 8 circles, and the number of circles increases by 8 for each domino’s color/number. Twos you need 16, threes you need 24, etc. It’s a lot of punching.
Next, I took my marker, and drew a line a line down the middle of each piece of wood, going from top to bottom (the short way).
Then I started gluing on the circles. You will need to make 28 tiles for a double-six set. Here is a link to a chart that shows a complete set.
Let the glue dry completely and then seal with a nice layer of Mod Podge.
To finish the back, I cut pieces of cardstock the same size as the wood, and then glued them on.
Once dry I took a sanding tool, and sanded around the edges. Then I finished off the backs by sealing them with a layer of Mod Podge as well. (this time I used sparkle!)
Now let the fun & games begin!
PS. Here is a link to Dominoes on Wikipedia for a set of rules and a little lesson on the history of the game.