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Giant dominoes are a great game to play outside in the garden with the family. They’re really easy to make and so much fun to decorate. 

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1 Measure out your timber
2 Cut the timber
3 Sandpaper the ends
4 Paint your dominoes
5 Rule a line down the middle of each domino
6 Paint your lines and dots
  • Step 1. Measure out your timber

    With your tape measure, measure out 220mm on your timber and mark it with a pencil and a ruler. You’ll need to do this 28 times for a full set of dominoes.

  • Step 2. Cut the timber

    Put your timber into the mitre box and with the hacksaw, cut along the lines you’ve marked for your dominoes. Remember when you’re carrying and cutting timber to wear gloves.

  • Step 3. Sandpaper the ends

    Rub sandpaper on the ends of your dominoes to clean them up and make them smooth. 

  • Step 4. Paint your dominoes

    Now it’s time to get creative and paint your dominoes. You can choose any colour you like. We painted ours black.

  • Step 5. Rule a line down the middle of each domino

    After the paint has dried, with a ruler and pencil, find the middle of each domino and make a mark. Then rule a line across the domino.

  • Step 6. Paint your lines and dots

    Paint a white line down each domino where you’ve marked. You also need to paint on your domino dots. Use the attached worksheet for a guide to how many domino dots you need to paint on.

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Health & Safety

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.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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