Floor dominoes set

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Project by souichiro posted 12-30-2010 07:30 PM 1730 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of floor dominoes taken from a fellow LJ Dave's idea and blog. These are so great, have a wonderful feel to them, and the kids love them. These were a gift for a friends little girl for Christmas. What was extra cute about this, was that it didn’t even occur to me that she might not know how to play. :P My wife went to visit them yesterday and asked her how she liked the dominoes. And I guess she had such a plain face, with absolutely no enthusiasm. So she asked her if she knew what they were for…... and got the same plain face. :) So she showed her and her little brother (they are 6 and 4) how to play. Her and our boys played a few games with them, and now she is completely addicted to them. Isn’t it great to see these seeds being planted! :) Two more young imaginations growing through wood play things.

-- Dale, Oregon

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 10:10 PM

This a is a great fun project.

I might make one for the Grandson.

Odd how a game can be forgotten in one generation.

They can teach the kids so many different things.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 02:18 AM

neat idea i like

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 04:23 PM

Nice work!! Great project – no batteries, no electricity & no sound – great gift.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 11:44 PM

I like it Dale. I have a 3 y/o (almost) grandson who might like these. How thick and what dimensions did you use? I presume large enough to prevent swallowing but small enough for small hands, huh?

I made Lincoln Logs for Christmas and man, what a project THAT turned out to be! But these look a bit easier to accomplish and just as much fun for the kids. He has a birthday coming up in April.

-- 73, Bob

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#5 posted 01-04-2011 10:48 PM

Thanks Jamie, Elmo and Jack. :)

Bob (fellow Oregonian! :),
I used a 1”x5”x6’ piece of hemlock from HD/Lowes (can’t remember which), so this determined the size for me. Mine turned out to be 4 1/2”x2 1/4”, and 3/4” (11/16”) thick. It’s a great dimension and feels great in the hand. And they stack well when on the floor. Plus, a whole 6-dot set can be made from one board with a few extras to spare. I know what you mean about the Lincoln logs too. I made some a while back for our kids, and remember telling my wife that if I ever see another Lincoln log, it’ll be far too soon. I think that I can only do one set for each generation, LOL. They are rewarding though, and I’m sure he will get hours and hours of fun out of them! -Dale

-- Dale, Oregon

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 11:09 PM

Thanks Dale. I’ll be at either Lowes or HD sometime in the near future. I’ll pick up a piece of hemlock and give it a whirl. Thanks for the info!

-- 73, Bob

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