Outdoor yard dominoes are some of the most fun you can have outside. Summer is upon us, and we want to spend more time outdoors. What are we gonna do though? Horseshoes are played out. Corn hole? Eh, it’s fun, but we’ve been playing that for years. Lawn darts? Oh, man, the danger level is high on those. Hmm. The pickings are getting slim. Never fear, giant outdoor yard dominoes are here to save the day.
Get everyone away from the electronics. Lock up the tablets, PlayStation, and phones and head outdoors to play yard dominoes. Before those electronics were around, we used to play board games like Scrabble, chess, and, yes, even dominoes.
Playing games together in the backyard is a great way to make lifelong memories for families. That quality time is what bonds us and cements those family connections so that they’ll last no matter how far away we move or what we might be doing. There’s just something about getting outdoors that can’t be beat. When you play a fun game like outdoor dominoes, it makes it so much better.
How to Make Giant Outdoor Yard Dominoes
By making these games out of durable materials, you can share these experiences with your family and friends. It’s a great way for everyone to interact while getting some much needed fresh air and entertaining them outdoors. Giant games are always a ton of fun at any party and are a great ice breaker.
Let’s face it – these dominoes also look pretty cool, with their charred finish. WE could have gone with stain or paint, but the charred finish just looks so awesome. Plus, it will weather better than stain or paint, which we’d have to reapply several times throughout the lives of the dominoes. The charring technique makes it easy to see the number dots, brings out the gorgeous grain of the boards and, perhaps best of all, also makes the wood water-repellent.
You can definitely paint the dots onto the wood dominoes. Since they’ll be in outdoor conditions where they will be exposed to the elements, drilling the circular holes, and painting the inside for the dots, will last a lot longer. It also means that people don’t have to be as careful. The giant dominoes can be thrown around and stored in their beautiful apple crate box without concern for the paint scratching off.
This DIY project is a ton of fun for everyone involved and is relatively inexpensive. The set shown is made from salvaged scaffolding boards, but you can easily make them from new lumber as well. What I love about this project is that in addition to playing with these outdoor yard dominoes makes memories, so does actually making them. The entire family can get in on making them. Have the kids move the wood while the adults make the cuts and use the power tools. It’s a family affair if you want it to be, and that’s a lot of fun in and of itself.
These DIY Giant Outdoor Yard Dominoes are a ton of fun to make and play with, so grab your saw, drill, and lumber, and get started on these amazing outdoor yard dominoes. Your family will love them.