Introduction: Homeade Checkers and Board
made with milk or juice caps
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Step 1: Save 2 Sets of 12 Caps Each of a Different Color
We used orange(from orange juice) and blue(from 2% milk).
Step 2: Cut Felt Circles
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
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
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
Teach a child how to play or enjoy an easy going evening of checkers