How to make a Hookey Board

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How to make a Hookey Board

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Project Overview

A D.I.Y. Hookey board is a fun way to put your aim and throwing skills to the test and it’s easy to make too.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Make a crisscross with tape
2 Paint the board
3 Remove the tape
4 Mark the board
5 Get an adult to pre-drill the holes
6 Screw in the eye hooks
7 Add hanging wire
8 Time to play
  • Step 1. Make a crisscross with tape

    Get a Bunnings team member in the timber yard to cut a piece of dressed pine board to make a square shape. At home use the painter’s tape to make a crisscross design on the pine wood. Press the tape down firmly so there’s no air gaps.

  • Step 2. Paint the board

    Paint the different sections using your favourite colours. Allow the paint to dry.

  • Step 3. Remove the tape

    Remove the painter’s tape to reveal 5 coloured sections.

  • Step 4. Mark the board

    Mark out the centre of each coloured section with a pen, making sure to space them evenly. Mark out where the eye hooks should go on the top edge of the board.

  • Step 5. Get an adult to pre-drill the holes

    Then get an adult to pre-drill all the pilot holes at each mark, using a drill bit that suits the size of your square and eye hooks.

  • Step 6. Screw in the eye hooks

    On the face of the board, write a number under the pilot holes to show the points you want allocated to each section like, 10,20,30,40 and 50. Hand screw the square and eye hooks into the pilot holes.

  • Step 7. Add hanging wire

    Cut 30cm of wire and twist it firmly onto the eye hooks to hang the board.
  • Step 8. Time to play

    You have finished creating your Hookey Board and now it's time to play!

Tools and Materials


  • Renoir Hog Hair Flat Craft Paint Brush - Size 20
  • Sharpie
  • Power Drill
  • 3mm drill bit


  • Dressed Pine board cut into a square (28x28cm)
  • 30mm Screw Eyes
  • Multi-purpose Painter’s Tape Scotch Blue
  • 32mm Square Hooks
  • Braided Picture Hanging Wire 10m
  • Crafty Paint- various colours
  • Kinetic Assorted Trap Washers 38mm & 50mm Pk 6
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Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

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