How Do You Make Lawn Chess Pieces?
With a little work and creativity, you can create a unique chess world in your own backyard. The game of chess dates back to A.D. 600 in what is now northern India; however, the modern design for chess pieces did not come about until the 1800s. Today, chess pieces come in all shapes and sizes, including large lawn chess pieces. Lawn chess pieces are typically made out of plastic or wood, but to make them at home, paper mache is a good choice. It’s lightweight and can be painted to match any design scheme. Sketch out how you want each piece to look. Cut eight of the 2-by-4s in half to make them the correct size for a pawn. Cut a couple inches off the top of two 2-by-4s for your queen pieces. Cut 1/4 off the top of four 2-by-4s for the bishops. Cut 1/3 off the top of eight 2-by-4s for the knights and rooks. Throw the scraps away or recycle for another project. Hammer a 6-inch circle of plywood to each 2-by-4. Mark what each piece is on the bottom of the base with a pen or sharpie to avoi
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