It’s a DIY challenge today! The challenge? Create a fun game that can either be played indoors or outdoors. I chose to make a DIY Molkky game for camping! When trying to find a new game, I googled outdoor games and found it. I had never heard of it before, have you?
Because this is a diy blogger challenge, there are lots of fun game ideas at the end of the post from my friends. Be sure to check them all out.
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How to make a DIY Molkky Game
Two 2” Dowels 48” long (Home Depot)
Paint or Stain (Optional)
cut Pins for the Molkky game
- 12 Pins 5.9”
- 2 Skittles for Throwing 8.6”
The large dowels are in the trim department at your local Home Depot.
Cut end off 2” dowel on a 45°
The first thing I did to make my new diy Molkky game was cut off the colored end of the large dowel on a 45° angle.
Make alternating 90° and 45° cuts
Then I did a 90° cut about 6 inches long.
By alternating 45° and 90° cuts, you will end up with very little waste.
cut 2 pieces with 90° for the throwing pins
My last two cuts were done at 90° to make two throwing skittles. These pieces are about 8.5”. Sand the pieces smooth. I’m already getting excited about having a fun new outdoor game to play while camping (or in the backyard).
Small DIY Crate to hold Molkky Game
Using some baseboard scraps I got last year, I started a small crate to hold my new Molkky game. It’s a very simple construction using small brace pieces on the inside corners.
I made the small game crate so that it would hold all the pins and the 2 skittles I made for the diy Molkky game.
Spray Paint Small Crate
The small DIY crate got several light coats of white spray paint.
Spray Paint Molkky Pins Teal
All 12 of the pins were painted with Satin Seaside.
Don’t they make you smile? Blue is my favorite color, and I’ve really become partial to teal—ever since I bought my camper last year.
Spray Paint Handmade Number Stencils
Contact paper numbers were made with my Silhouette Machine. I used tissue paper to protect the teal pin from the white spray paint.
Continue to stencil all the pins, 1-12.
I love, love, love the new outdoor bowling game! As you can see I stapled some rope to aid in carrying the game crate.
You can buy your own Molkky game online if you don’t want to make one.
The rules of the Molkky game are complicated, but my friends know me and they know I love making up my own rules. I’ve been hard at work turning my backyard into a camper retreat, be sure to check out my outdoor overhaul as it progresses.
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Wow! So many awesome DIY games and more! Please Pin mine before you leave.