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Make your own portable checkers set using recycled materials from your kitchen. This classic game is perfect for a picnic or rainy day fun!

Materials:

  • square cloth napkin
  • fabric paint
  • square block
  • 24 bottle caps
  • cardboard teabox
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrushes

Instructions

    DIY checkers

     

      1. Use the block to alternately stamp squares onto your napkin in 8 rows of 8 for the checkerboard.

     

     

      1. Paint the bottle caps in two different colors; 12 of each color.

     

     

      1. Paint and decorate your tea box.

     

     

      1. Fold your napkin and place all the pieces inside your box for easy storage, and enjoy playing checkers with a friend!

     

Amy Johnson is a crafter, writer, and mother of four, who believes in the power of handmade, secondhand, and eco-friendly living. Her favorite craft store is the thrift store and she shares creative reuse ideas on her blog Maker Mama. Follow her on Facebook for daily inspiration!

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  • Sophie

    you could use a heat gun instead of a toaster oven or oven,you could purchase a heat gun at a crft store

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003213531408 Kay Speck

    What items have a #6 that AREN’T styrofoam?  Styrofoam food trays and packing peanuts are all I’m finding with a recycle #6.

  • Gutierrezandrea

    tengo un problema al llevar al horno se arruga y no vuelve a estirarse, mi horno llega a 250 grados centigrados, sera eso, o es que lo deje quizas poco tiempo, que estoy haciendo mal??

    • B

      no es en centigrados

  • Bridge

    Can we have an example as to where to find this type of container?

    • Bridge

      I just noticed you are in Egypt..is that correct? Could you let us know what the plastic is like? or what types of containers? The numbering is different here, apparently. I think I may try different one and see what works.