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DIY Yahtzee Game with Printable Yahtzee Score Sheets

Yahtzee! Grab our printable Yahtzee score sheets and create your own DIY game for family and friends. Read on for the tutorial and to get the download.

How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game
How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game
How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game

Yaaaaaaay it’s BACK! I think our DIY game night projects are my favorite ones of the year.

We’ve been dreaming and scheming more DIY games to share with you this summer and I can barely restrain myself from telling you about all of the fun stuff that’s coming up! But let’s just start with this old chestnut — DIY Yahtzee.

I cannot tell you how many summers I spent with my Grandma, laying on the floor playing rounds and rounds of it. We had this special banshee yell that we would do when one of us rolled a Yahtzee that I still do to this day any time I get five of a kind.

Ohhhhh buddy, I love this game.

DIY Games To Make For your Family

I’ve been creating these DIY game projects for years! I like to think of myself as the originator.

So when it comes to colorful board games that you can make yourself, my library is the place to go. I took a moment to compile a list for you to poke around in.

Do remember to pin your favorites so that you can find them again!

There are actually about a dozen more, so check out the full library here.

Printable Yahtzee Score Sheets

For this particular DIY game, I created a colorful, one-of-a-kind printable Yahtzee score sheet for you to use!

Just enter your info below and I’ll send the printable Yahtzee score sheets straight to you.

The score sheets are designed to fit two on a page, so if you’re playing with one opponent you should only need to print one sheet.

Do You Have to Make The Whole Yahtzee Game?

No way! I added a DIY element to this project because I love making colorful things.

But you don’t have to make the whole game to be able to play it.

To play without having to do the DIY part, start by downloading the free printable Yahtzee score sheets. Then just gather 5 dice, a cup, and a pencil. That’s all you need to play!

How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game

What are the Yahtzee Rules?

Yahtzee is a pretty simple game! There’s not a lot of skill involved — but there is some strategy and quite a bit of luck.

Here are the official rules.

I actually think it’s a great game to play with younger kids (we’re teaching it to my 5 and 7 year olds) to encourage counting, sorting, and more.

How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game

Materials to Make a dIY Yahtzee Game

Materials

Make a DIY Yahtzee Game with Printable Yahtzee Score Sheets

Make Time: 1 Hour (Plus Paint Drying Time)

How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game
  1. Download and print our printable Yahtzee score sheets (how ’bout those pretty colors, huh?!). Trim around the edges; each player gets one score card.
  2. Paint your dice in the shades that you wish. I love different colors for each one! Allow paint to dry fully.
  3. Using the wrong end of a small paintbrush, add the dots to your dice. Dip the end of the brush lightly in paint and carefully make dots by setting the end of the brush directly down on the wood block. Be careful not to come at it at an angle; place the tip directly down to get nice round dots. There’s good info right here about which numbers go on which sides of each die. Paint all of your dots and let them dry thoroughly.
  4. You can always roll the dice with your hands, but if you’d like to make a cup for rolling follow steps 4-6. Cut your bentwood box down so that it’s about 3-4 inches high, according to your preference. Trace an even line around where you’d like the top of the cup and you should be able to cut the thin wood with scissors.
  5. Use a piece of sandpaper to sand down the top edge of the cup, removing any sharp areas.
  6. Cut a piece of leather to the correct size to cover the outside of your cup. Spray the wrong side of the leather with spray adhesive and place the leather carefully around the cup, smoothing as you go. Trim any excess along the top edge.

Have Fun!

Hope you enjoy playing with our printable Yahtzee score sheets!

I confess: I forced Ryan into a Yahtzee tournament one night after the kids’ bedtime and got waaaayyyy too competitive about it. I guess my Grandma trained me a little too well. xoxo

How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game
How to Make a DIY Yahtzee Game

Make a DIY Yahtzee Game with Printable Yahtzee Score Sheets

Yield: Yahtzee Game
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Yahtzee! Grab our printable Yahtzee score sheets and create your own DIY game for family and friends. Read on for the tutorial and to get the download.

Materials

  • Printable Yahtzee score sheets
  • Dice-sized wooden cubes
  • Craft paint
  • Bentwood cup
  • Leather or faux leather

Tools

  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download and print our printable Yahtzee score sheets (how 'bout those pretty colors, huh?!). Trim around the edges; each player gets one score card.
  2. Paint your dice in the shades that you wish. I love different colors for each one! Allow paint to dry fully.
  3. Using the wrong end of a small paintbrush, add the dots to your dice. Dip the end of the brush lightly in paint and carefully make dots by setting the end of the brush directly down on the wood block. Be careful not to come at it at an angle; place the tip directly down to get nice round dots. There's good info right here about which numbers go on which sides of each die. Paint all of your dots and let them dry thoroughly.
  4. You can always roll the dice with your hands, but if you'd like to make a cup for rolling follow steps 4-6. Cut your bentwood box down so that it's about 3-4 inches high, according to your preference. Trace an even line around where you'd like the top of the cup and you should be able to cut the thin wood with scissors.
  5. Use a piece of sandpaper to sand down the top edge of the cup, removing any sharp areas.
  6. Cut a piece of leather to the correct size to cover the outside of your cup. Spray the wrong side of the leather with spray adhesive and place the leather carefully around the cup, smoothing as you go. Trim any excess along the top edge.

Notes

You definitely don't have to make the whole game to be able to play it.

To play without having to do the DIY part, start by downloading the free printable Yahtzee score sheets. Then just gather 5 dice, a cup, and a pencil. That's all you need to play!

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