I've always loved ouija boards, I've owned at least 4 of them. I like the look of the wooden handmade ones best; the most popular kind can be purchased at toy stores-- I don't know how I feel about that.
I've decided to make my own, again. My last board was wooden as well, but very plain. I decided to make this one a Halloween themed board. I am the "Haunted Housewife", afterall. Spooky is my style .
Step 1: Gather Materials
- Plank of wood (Michael's, 13.99)
- Wood stain $1
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- Little paint brushes(any! even the cheap ones that come with water colors will do fine!)
For the planchette:
- rolling pin (optional)
Step 2: Trace board
Use the parchment paper to trace the surface area of the board. You'll need this in a bit to start planning your board. I traced mine with a carbon pencil. A regular pencil is fine, too. Make sure to trace the surface area of the front. (I say this because the back actually has a bigger surface area than the front on my board).
Instead of tracing, you could always just take the measurements of the front of the board and make a rectangle that size on the parchment paper for your plans. That might be a little easier.