DIY Oversized Dominoes

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Fun and colorful DIY Oversized Dominoes

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:

Directions:

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.

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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).

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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.

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Let the glue dry completely and then seal with a nice layer of Mod Podge.

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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.

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