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Making a Valentine's Day Checkers Game


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January 28, 2019

Valentine's Checkers Game - game in processThis is a fun way to make a Valentine's Day checker board. I got these little heart pieces from the dollar shop. This would be sweet to create as a team on a date. You paint the squares in from one side, and they paint them in from the other. Meet in the middle, let dry, and play!

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Total Time: 90 minutes plus dry time

Yield: 1 board

Supplies:

  • large red card stock sheet
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • paper cutter or scissors
  • black paint
  • paintbrush
  • red and white heart pieces
Valentine's Checkers Game - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Depending on how many game pieces you use (and how big the pieces are), it's a good idea to map out how many squares in what sizes you'd like on your board. I drew a rough draft on a piece of scrap paper before I measured the card stock.
  2. Valentine's Checkers Game - rough draft of board
     
  3. I wanted my board to be 8" x 8" (one square inch per game piece) so I marked the paper accordingly, then I cut it with a paper cutter.
  4. Valentine's Checkers Game - mark the paper for your board size, here 8x8", cut with paper cutter
     
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  5. Mark the paper at each inch going horizontally, then draw lines straight across.
  6. Valentine's Checkers Game - mark inches and draw horizontal lines
     
  7. Mark the paper at each inch going vertically, then draw lines straight down.
  8. Valentine's Checkers Game - mark along the top and draw vertical lines
     
  9. Paint every other square black until you have a checkered pattern.
  10. Valentine's Checkers Game - paint every other square black
     
  11. Allow board to dry fully.
  12. Valentine's Checkers Game - allow to dry
     
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  13. Load up the black squares on each side with your heart pieces and enjoy your game.
  14. Valentine's Checkers Game - place heart pieces on black squares and now you are ready to play
     
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