Friday, November 22, 2013

Super easy DIY Toddler Dominos

Do you love dominos?  With the daylight hours getting shorter, sometimes Chuck and I find ourselves twiddling our thumbs, wondering what to do to pass the time.  Lately I've been making him new playthings out of random stuff that's lying around the apartment.  Here's one super easy toy that was made using mini craft sticks and Sharpie markers.  

Super Easy DIY Toddler Dominos

super easy popsicle stick toddler dominos


Materials Needed to make DIY Dominos Game:

  • Mini Craft Sticks (I used 21)
  • Distinctly Different Colored Sharpie Markers (I used 6 colors)
  • Plastic Sandwich bag
  • Scrap paper

Directions to Make DIY Dominos Game

DIY Sharpie and Popsicle Stick Dominos
1.  Cover your work area with a piece of scrap paper so the Sharpie markers won't stain it.

2.  Color the ends of your craft sticks different colors.  (I used 6 different markers to color 21 craft sticks.  I tried to make sure that each color was used the same number of times.  So, each marker colored one end of 5 mini craft sticks and both ends of 1 craft stick.  Does that make sense?  Erm... there must be a mathematical equation to explain that....)

3.  Place your sticks in a plastic bag until you're ready to play!

Yurp.  Suuuuuper easie peasie.

Make your own set of popsicle stick dominos

To make it easier for my 2 year old, I first placed the sticks in rows, colored sides up.  I wanted him to be able to see all of his choices as we played.  Once I explained the game, I had to do quite a bit of prompting to get him to find matching colors.

At first he didn't seem to understand that we had to place our sticks a certain way.  But once I told him that the two matching colors had to "kiss" each other, he got it.  (Not sure why, but he got a big kick out of making his two sticks "kiss.")

Overall, our game lasted a couple of minutes... and then he ended up using the sticks to make a house for... you guessed it, one of his beloved cars.     

Happy toddler toy crafting!
how to play with DIY toddler popsicle stick dominos kids craft


  1. Lovely. Thank you!

  2. This particular is usually apparently essential and moreover outstanding truth along with for sure fair-minded and moreover admittedly useful My business is looking to find in advance designed for this specific useful stuffs… Toys for 3 year old boys

  3. Your art are so easy and beautiful. Through this we can decorate our room. So, at this time, you can also get Appliance Removal in Claremont, CA service and removed extra appliance of your house.

  4. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information, is very helpful my friend. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here. ดูซีรีย์เกาหลี

  5. Mario has been around forever - ok, maybe not forever, but for almost 30 years now. He's appeared in over two hundred games. Which ones are the best?

  6. Then, at that point, at some point, startlingly, he plunks down and energetically declares that he will before long be getting back another lady; To live with you two forever; Whether you like it or not.portable bassinet on wheels


  7. Yet, being on the Belmond Royal Scotsman doesn't imply that you might be remaining on the train all through the outing. What makes it an incredible travel experience is that you can get off the train and visit heavenly palaces, country chateaus, private homes and refineries en route. straight from the source

  8. Great post after a good read I like to consume cannabis, check out various strains such as Biscotti strain. They have great prices to fit any Budget.

  9. Looking for budget cannabis in Canada? Explore various strains such as Neptune OG strain

  10. Great post while I’m reading, I like eat some edibles, check out various THC edibles such as Shipwreck Edibles Blueberry is my favorite.


Thanks for your comment!