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Diced Darts

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Get the party rolling with this fun game blending dice and darts.

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Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Saw or utility knife
  • Utility scissors
  • Straightedge
  • Tape measure
  • String
  • Nail
  • Pen/pencil/marker
  • Sandpaper

Materials

  • 1 - 5/8"flat washer
  • 1 - 1-1/2" Dow polystyrene insulated sheathing, 24"x96" (#104593)
  • 1 black duct tape (#156886)
  • 1 Gorilla glue (#73454)
  • 1 - 4" combo stencil (#236782)
  • 1 green Top Sail Turf (#234774)
  • 1 12-ounce Valspar white paint (#282276)

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Instructions

Take turns rolling two oversize foam dice toward a dartboard-like target of rings. Score points by multiplying the number showing on each die by the number of the ring it lands in.

Step 1

Cut the foam into 9"x9" squares. You'll need a total of 12 squares -- six for each die.

Step 2

Glue six "slices" of foam stacked together so they form one 9" cube. Add weight, such as a concrete block or gallon paint can to the top of the stack to keep the pieces pressed together while the glue dries. Repeat for the other cube. Sand the cut edges smooth and round over the corners of the dice so they roll better.

Step 3

For the dots, use a flat washer to trace circles onto black duct tape. Cut out the dots and apply them to the six faces of each die. (Opposite faces of the die should feature the same number of dots -- so of the six faces on the die, two should have one dot, two should have two dots, and two should have three dots.)

Step 4

Cut a piece of artificial turf for the target. Ours is about 6'x6', which we made by cutting a 3'x12' piece of turf in half and taping it together.

Step 5

Use a simple string compass to mark guidelines for three concentric circles centered on the turf, then spray-paint the rings. Use stencils to spray-paint numbers for the rings, putting a "1" on the outside ring and a "3" on the innermost ring.