Bring the board game outside with this giant outdoor word game! This version uses corflute to create 100 letter tiles, with your garden acting as the board.
Get the whole family involved, competing to see who can build the most words and points.
The tiles are also a great way to encourage little ones to learn, building words in the garden with no mess.
Best of all, it’s a super simple project that you can do in a weekend. All you’ll need is some corflute, paint pens, garden stakes and rope.
1. Measure the tiles
To make the letter tiles, we’re using white corflute but you could also use masonite sheets and cut them to size, or even re-use cardboard boxes. Tiles can be any size, as long as they are equal – we suggest 30cm x 30cm.
Using a tape measure or ruler, mark out 30cm x 30cm on your corflute/masonite/cardboard.
2. Cut the tiles
Once you’ve marked that out it’s now time to start cutting! For a full board, you’ll need 100 tiles in total!
3. Add the letters to the tiles
To add the letter we’re going to use these paint pens.
You’ll need the below number of tiles per letter.
Leave the tiles to dry for a few minutes so they don’t smudge.
4. Add the tile numbers
We’re now going to add the number value to the bottom right corner of the tile. Make sure this is smaller than the letter. You’ll need to add the below values.
1 point: A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
2 points: D, G
3 points: B, C, M, P
4 points: F, H, V, W, Y
5 points: K
8 points: J, X
10 points: Q, Z
Leave to dry.
5. Tile holders
To create the tile holders for each player, grab your hammer and hammer in the garden stakes.
6. Tie the rope
Once that’s done, grab your rope and tie it at each end. Rest the back of the tiles on the rope.
Tip: Your letters don’t have to be the same colour, so don’t be afraid to get creative with your designs!
We have a huge range of craft paint and paint pens for your tiles, start shopping today.