DIY Checkers Game

Growing up, we played a lot of board games. My sister didn’t really like checkers, so I usually played with Dad. He was good and I had to think really hard to beat him. Recently, I was flipping through a magazine and came across a checkers game. It brought back fond memories of my childhood and knew I could make one for myself.

Here’s how I made it:

1)   Cut a piece of canvas 9 ½ by 9 ½ inches

2)   Draw out a one-inch grid and paint alternating squares to look like a checkers board.

3)   Make 24 playing pieces, 12 of each color. I made mine with polymer clay. You could also use painted bottle caps, corks, or store bought pieces. To make the polymer clay pieces, I separated my clay into 12 small pieces. Rolled them in a ball and smooshed them down with a jar lid. Somehow, I ended up with 13 blue pieces, but I guess I have an extra when I loose one. Then I baked them according the package directions.

4)   Lastly, I hemmed around my canvas board to give it a finished edge.

5)   Grab a friend and play a game!