Introduction: Scrabble Push Pins
Scrabble is a fantastic game for all the word nerds out there (that's me), but it's easy to lose a few tiles that makes the whole set worthless. You could try and replace them, but then everyone knows what the odd-colored tiles are.
Instead, use the rest of the tiles as push pins on a bulletin board. You can use them to make words when there's not enough stuff to keep up or you can even use them as some sort of hierarchy. The order of the letters is how important the message is. Or you can geek out even further and use the numbers on the tiles to assign value to pieces of paper.
Either way, this makes use of an old game and also make the push pins a lot easier to stick in and pull out.
Step 1: Waht You Need
What you need:
- Thumb tacks
- Glue. In this case Loctite Stik 'n' Seal
- Scrabble tiles
I chose this glue over a couple favorites of mine: hot glue and cyanoacrylate. I've tried hot glue with this before and after a while the tiles came off. As for cyanoacrylate, it's great stuff, but with the slight curve at the top I wanted to use more glue to wrap around the edges.
Step 2: Gluing
Glue it! Pretty obvious, really.
Or not quite. This glue requires that you glue each piece first, let it set for 5-10 minutes, and then attach.
Step 3: Tiles Ready to Go
And there you have it. Scrabble letter tiles. It's an easy thing to make and makes the bulletin board a bit more interesting. Now I just need to think of something to do with the tile racks and the board.