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Lawn Dice



Are you familiar with the dice game, Yahtzi? How about making lawn dice so you can play this popular game outside in your back yard or even at tailgating parties!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Start with an 8' length of 4 x 4

    2. Step: 2

      Since a 4 x 4" is actually 3-1/2", cut the 8 foot length down into 3-1/2" section. You will get 4 sets of dice from the eight foot length.

    3. Step: 3

      Once all of the blocks have been cut, it's time to sand them smooth. I used 220 grit sandpaper. This helps "seal" the grain end of each block.

    4. Step: 4

      Next, round the new edges of each block by passing the new sharp edges across the routing table that is set up with a 1/4" round over bit.

    5. Step: 5

      If you don't have a router, you can sand these edges to remove the sharpness.

    6. Step: 6

      I used a wood burning tool to mark the "holes" on the dice.

    7. Step: 7

      I clear sealer can be applied after all the holes have been marked.

    8. Step: 8

      The painted dice are my favorite and were so easy to make! I made a stencil and used a stencil brush to "stipple" on the white dots. (I made the stencil with a stencil blank and my electronic cutting machine, but you could also make one out of heavy cardstock and use a small lid to trace the circles. Cut out the circles and you have a stencil!)

    9. Step: 9

      Of course I had to make a set with my favorite team's colors!

Comments (5)


  • This is a great idea for a kids' game in the fall!
    By karen_atlanta, on September 1, 2015

  • This is a great idea - I've been a huge Yahtzee fan all my life! However, there are 5 dice in the game, not 6!! I'm also wondering how well the dice roll/stay up on grass - it would have to be cut very short (or, there's the option of playing on a harder, flatter surface such as concrete). Thanks!
    By auntcici, on September 16, 2015

  • Love this!!! How fun for outdoor play time and what a great gift this would be!! Where did you find the basket?
    By Sherridrum, on June 4, 2016

  • Awesome! Great job at getting the kids outside and active!
    By Chosenconstruction, on February 10, 2018

  • My sisters birthday is this week & I haven’t been able to find her anything unique. She loves Yatzee & lives in the country, so I think these would make a great Belated gift. Thanks for sharing!
    By Lionhart09, on July 13, 2018

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Lawn Dice

by Create & Babble
Aug 24, 2015

Are you familiar with the dice game, Yahtzi? How about making lawn dice so you can play this popular game outside in your back yard or even at tailgating parties!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Start with an 8' length of 4 x 4

  2. Step: 2

    Since a 4 x 4" is actually 3-1/2", cut the 8 foot length down into 3-1/2" section. You will get 4 sets of dice from the eight foot length.

  3. Step: 3

    Once all of the blocks have been cut, it's time to sand them smooth. I used 220 grit sandpaper. This helps "seal" the grain end of each block.

  4. Step: 4

    Next, round the new edges of each block by passing the new sharp edges across the routing table that is set up with a 1/4" round over bit.

  5. Step: 5

    If you don't have a router, you can sand these edges to remove the sharpness.

  6. Step: 6

    I used a wood burning tool to mark the "holes" on the dice.

  7. Step: 7

    I clear sealer can be applied after all the holes have been marked.

  8. Step: 8

    The painted dice are my favorite and were so easy to make! I made a stencil and used a stencil brush to "stipple" on the white dots. (I made the stencil with a stencil blank and my electronic cutting machine, but you could also make one out of heavy cardstock and use a small lid to trace the circles. Cut out the circles and you have a stencil!)

  9. Step: 9

    Of course I had to make a set with my favorite team's colors!