Make Your Own Game Pieces with Clay
Let’s get started and jump right in to make your own game pieces with clay. Playing games is a great for so many reasons. Having your own custom made playing pieces makes it even better. I am not only going to (hopefully) inspire you to make your own game pieces with clay but also share some ways to use them to create fun and connection with your family. I recommend using Sculpey Bake Shop Clay with little kids because it is super easy to work with and creates great results. Of course I do really LOVE Sculpey Souffle too!
These are great for so many reasons. First of all, kids love to MAKE THINGS. When you put out the clay, be sure to give these directions to your kids before you make your own game pieces with clay! The Sculpey Souflee blends great if they want a different shade or color.
- Make twelve game pieces.
- All pieces must be the same.
- The pieces should be no more than 1 inch in diameter. (Show them a quarter)
- The pieces should all sit flat.
- Your pieces must be completely different from any other girl in the troop.
- Share the clay.
- Have fun.
Have them place their pieces on a baking tray for the cooking part.
Follow the directions on the packaging for the baking tp Make Your Own Game Pieces with Clay!
They will do the rest. Check out some of the ones made by Cadette Girl Scouts (ages 11-12).
Each kid can also made a bag to carry their own pieces.
These emoticons are absolutely darling and so trendy too.
Okay now, games. The easiest is Tic-Tac-Toe. You can make a board in the dirt (or draw one on the canvas bag).
Let’s Play DIY Checkers
With twelve pieces, you can also play checkers. Here is a PDF that you can download. To laminate it and make it camping ready, cover both sides in packing tape!
You can also use the pieces for building self esteem.
- Each person puts one of her pieces in a container.
- Once the container has a piece from everyone, sit in a circle.
- Start with somoen pulling one out and saying something kind about whoever made it.
- Go all the way around the circle.
- If a person pulls out her own, BONUS. She gets to compliment herself.
You can use the pieces to create “buddies”. Put them in the container and draw two at a time. Those two people become “buddies”
If you use these with Girl Scouts at camp, the girls will probably want to hide them around the tent or cabin and take turns finding them. Just know that they MIGHT get lost.
At then end of camp, trade the pieces so each girl goes home with one from all of the others. They create a little clay collection that reminds them of their friends. If you have more than twelve girls, you will have to have made extra pieces.
Cheers to Making and Playing Games
Another great DIY game is the Yard Game with Dice. You can get the directions to make it AND the free score sheet on the blog right here.