With small children around, we are constantly loosing the dice that accompany our games. And since some of the dice in today’s games go beyond the standard white with black dots 1-6, I’ve started keeping the makings of DIY dice on hand all the time. The beauty of making your own dice is that you can make them whatever way you want! Kids not great at counting? Use number stamps. Want to practice multiplication with bigger numbers? Fill up the sides with double digits! You can use stamps, pens or paints to create exactly what you want. And for a little fun, start off by painting the dice cubes bright colors (which should make them harder to loose, right?)
Things to do:
1. Paint each side of the cube on a covered work surface, making sure the sides are dry before flipping them to paint another.
2. Using pens, stamps, paints or whatever you want, add your numbers, symbols or words.
3. For a harder finish, coat the cubes with clear polyurethane and allow it to dry before using.