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DIY graphic dominoes game for kids

Tell me if I’m the only one who takes “new year” resolutions when it’s back to school time! I just feel it’s the best time to start over and make some changes! So one of my resolutions for this year is making more kids friendly DIY!  I already have a few decor and toys ideas! Let’s start with a simple tutorial to make colorful dominoes! I saw this great idea on pinterest years ago (and of course I could not found the pin again). It was time to give it a try!


Cut a wooden plank into small sections. I used reclaimed wood, which dimensions were 1 3/4′ x 3/4′ and I cut 3 1/2 length pieces. It will work with any dimensions, the section you cut need to be twice the wood width. You will need 28 pieces to make a dominoes game.

Sand all the pieces and draw the shape on the pieces. I used a glue cap to make the dot and a glass to draw the arch. Be creative and use items from around the house. You need to come with 7 different shapes ( instead of numbers from 0 to 6).

Paint the shapes. Assign a color for each shape. I picked blue for the triangle, dark green for the dot, and so on…

You must end up with 7 pieces for each shape. One double shape ( double triangle for example) and 6 other with one different shape on it.

Here is the complete set!

Trying the game with my kids! I explain the rules and they had fun playing…once! Then they used the dominoes to build a house and matchbox car garages! Well, I guess it’s an other way to have fun with the dominoes!




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Wednesday 29th of March 2017

Beautiful dominos. thank you so much for sharing so I can make a bunch of sets for Operation Christmas Child boxes. Want to share with everyone that you can skip cutting your own wood by visiting a large hardware store that cuts wood blinds. The end peices are the perfect size for dominos. They give them to me for free - ask when there is a sale on wood or faux wood blinds and you'll be able to get a box full of perfectly cut domino size peices.

Ama Ryllis

Monday 3rd of April 2017

This is a great tip!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Anthony M. Jaime

Monday 6th of February 2017

Great games

Ama Ryllis

Wednesday 15th of February 2017

Thanks Anthony!


Saturday 12th of September 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your idea - I am sure I will take it as an inspiration! I have always loved dominoes and this is such a special take on them! Greetings from Germany

Ama Ryllis

Saturday 12th of September 2015

Hi Claudia, you are more than welcome. Have fun crafting and painting your dominoes!

Vicki Smith

Thursday 10th of September 2015

These are fabulous! Beautiful photos too!

Ama Ryllis

Thursday 10th of September 2015

Thanks Vicki!

Funniest Thing

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

¡¡Ovación a tus neuronas!! Está padrísimo el juego :)

Ama Ryllis

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Gracias Marta...los mejor es que mis ninos los ocupan y hasta pelean para la piezas!