Since becoming parents, my husband and I have gotten into the habit of playing games with each other after the little guy has gone to sleep for the night. I thought it would be fun to play dominoes, a game we frequently play at my husband’s parents’ house. We didn’t have any dominoes in our home, so I decided to make some! Making a set was inexpensive and easy and best of all, will be a craft my son will enjoy making and playing with when he’s old enough.

Materials include enough for 28 dominoes, the number in a typical pack.

Materials:

  • black felt (or black paint/spray paint if your felt is a different color)
  • white 3D Puffy Paint
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of feltCut a piece of felt into 28 equal pieces. If you don't have black felt, you can always paint it black.

  2. Use the white 3D Puffy Paint to paint the dots and lines onto the pieces.

  3. Let the paint dry for about an hour. When finished, your set should have 28 pieces with 168 dots and should look something like this:


  4. Enjoy playing! If your child is little (but not little enough that they would present a choking hazard), he may find it fun to use the pieces to create patterns. If he's older, it's a great way to practice simple addition and subtraction!

Kristen Greazel is a blogger and a mother of one baby boy. She lives in southeast Iowa, where she enjoys cooking with fresh local ingredients and teaching her son as much as possible! She blogs at Make the Best of Everything, where she shares tutorials about creative children's crafts and healthy recipes, among other things.

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