How to Make Giant Wooden Dominoes (For Backyard Fun!)

Take your domino game to a whole new level of fun with these giant wooden lawn dominoes. These will be a hit during your next summer gathering or enjoyed any day by young and old alike.

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(Image: Lucy Akins)

Things You'll Need

  • Four pieces of 2x6x8 non-treated pine wood

  • Miter saw or hand saw

  • Sandpaper or handheld sander

  • Paintbrush or roller

  • Printout of domino template

  • Heavy cardstock or cardboard

  • Outdoor white paint and another color of your choice

  • Utility knife

  • Pencil

  • Stiff-bristle brush

Step 1

Using a miter saw, cut the pine wood into 28 planks, each measuring 11".

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Step 2

Use a sander or sandpaper to smooth and round the edges of all 28 planks.

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Step 3

Lay your pieces of wood on a flat surface and paint one side and edges with a paint roller or paintbrush and allow to dry. Once dry, flip them over and paint the other side.

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Depending on the quality of the paint you are using, you may require two coats for full coverage.

Step 4

Print and cut out the template. Trace the template over thick cardstock or cardboard and then use a utility knife to cut out all 14 holes.

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Step 5

Place cardboard over your painted piece of wood and, while holding firmly in place, use a stiff-bristle brush to dab white paint onto domino piece, being sure to also paint the line in the middle of the template.

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Step 6

Slowly lift the template from the domino to reveal the dots.

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Step 7

Referencing the domino set image provided, repeat this process until all 28 dominoes are prepared.

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(Image: Lucy Akins)

You can paint your planks the traditional white dots on black, or if you're feeling more creative, paint them in the bright colors of your choice.

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