- 5 wood blocks
- Woodburning tool
- Circle woodburning attachment
- 2 clothespins
- Wood glue
- Small clamps
- Aluminum bucket
Step 1: Start by gathering your supplies. Michael’s sells wooden blocks that will make the perfect super-sized set of dice. If you can’t find them, you can always trim down a 4×4 piece of wood into five square blocks.
Step 2: Next, we need to make a template so that the dots of our dice are all in the same spot. Start by taking apart your clothespins and gluing the edges together to form a right angle. This angle will hook to the side of your wood block to help determine the distance you should imprint the dots from each corner.
Step 3: Once the glue has dried on your clothespins templates, you are ready to start making dots on your dice. Plug in your woodburning tool and let it get sufficiently hot. Place your two templates on the corner of a woodblock, and burn a circle at the corner where the two templates meet. Be very careful not to burn yourself. Woodburning tools get extremely hot.
Step 4: We are starting with the side of the dice with six dots, so continue making wood-burned dots in all four corners of this side. Then, using the clothespin template on one edge, make a dot between two of the corner dots. Continue the process on each side of the wooden block for each numbered side.
Step 5: For sides that have a dot in the center, just eyeball your woodburning tool in the center. This includes the 1, the 3, and the 5. Continue around each wooden block until you have burned all six sides of your five wooden blocks.
Step 6: Your set of Yard Yahtzee dice should now be done!