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Create Clay Checkers

Be the king of the board with do-it-yourself game pieces.

Learning Benefits

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What you need:

  • clay (3 colors)
  • dough roller
  • plastic knife

What to do:

  1. Choose a color for the center of your checkers and roll that clay into a log about an inch thick.
  2. With the roller, flatten a piece of clay of a different color into a thin sheet and wrap it around the log. Repeat with the third color.
  3. Carefully slice the log into checkers ¼ inch thick.
  4. Bake the checkers according to the directions on clay packaging.
  5. Ready for more? Make your own checkerboard with colored paper and foam board.

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