How to Make Game Pieces Out of Paper

Board games are not only fun and exciting to play, but can bring together friends and family in a wholesome and engaging exchange. There are hundreds of different types of board games on the market, each of which played in its own unique way. If you are looking for a way to customize a board game, you and your loved ones can create personal paper game pieces, which can be used in many different board games.

Things You'll Need

  • Construction paper

  • Scissors

  • Markers

  • Clay

Step 1

Fold a sheet of construction paper in half.

Step 2

Hold the paper with the fold facing towards you, and cut a shape out of the paper. Make sure that one side of the shape is cut from the fold.

Step 3

Discard the excess paper.

Step 4

Place the shape in front of you with the folded end at the top.

Step 5

Use markers to draw and color both side of the shape.

Step 6

Open up the shape, allowing the fold to be the top of the game piece.

Step 7

Knead a small ball of clay, and shape it into a flat disc.

Step 8

Insert the ends of the game piece into the clay. This will allow the game piece to stand upright.

Step 9

Repeat this process until you have created as many paper game pieces as you require.

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