Introduction: Homeade Checkers and Board

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made with milk or juice caps

Step 1: Save 2 Sets of 12 Caps Each of a Different Color

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We used orange(from orange juice) and blue(from 2% milk).

Step 2: Cut Felt Circles

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You'll need 24 felt circles for the bottoms of your checkers

carefully trace the milk caps onto the felt

carefully cut the circles tight just inside the lines

Step 3: Mix Filler for Checkers

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take about 2 cups of clean sand and a 1/2 cup of white glue to make a mud like mixture to fill all 24 caps. Fill caps level with mix and top with felt circles and allow to dry at least overnight

Step 4: Cut a Board

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you could easily use a store bought board at this point

I found a piece of scrap plywood appx 16" x 16"

I put 2 coats of primer and two coats of the lighter color paint on board

divide your board equally into 8 rows and columns

In my example I used 1.5"x 1.5 " squares then (i used a permanent orange marker) color or paint every other square the darker color.finish with 2 coats of polyurethane

Step 5: Play and Enjoy

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Teach a child how to play or enjoy an easy going evening of checkers


Doctor What (author)2010-01-29

 Great re-purposing!  This reminds me of a project that I've been meaning to work on.

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