Summer is upon us, and we want to spend more time outdoors. What are we gonna do though? Never fear, giant 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.
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. 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.