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DIY Concrete Mancala Board

DIY Concrete Mancala Board

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 29th 2016

Play this traditional "count and capture" game on a DIY board made with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish.

SUPPLIES

    • sandpaper
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • flat brush
    • tape
    • petroleum jelly
    • hot glue gun
    • cardboard
    • craft knife
    • pliers
    • cardstock
    • MDF
    • rock
    • wood boards
    • egg
    • concrete mix

    INSTRUCTIONS

    NOTES:

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cut the cardboard roll in half lengthwise. (Measure and cut to the length of the desired ends of the mancala board.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Tape around the open edges using packing tape. (You should have two half-cylinders once finished.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Tape a piece of cardstock to the rounded edge of the cylinder. (This will help create a smoother surface and hide the tape marks from the concrete.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Evenly space plastic eggs halves and the half-cylinders on the bottom of the form. (We used a 1" x 6" wooden board about 20" inches long.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Once you are happy with the placement, glue down each piece using a hot glue gun. (Make sure to go around all edges so that the concrete does not seep in.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Glue the form edges around the bottom of the form. (We used scrap MDF that was about 3" in height.) Apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to the sides, bottom, and all shapes.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Mix the concrete and pour into the completed form. Finish the concrete using a flat surface to scrape off additional concrete mix. Let cure according to the package instructions.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Remove the sides of the form and turn it over.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Remove all shapes from the inside of the board using pliers and a craft knife. Lightly sand away any extra cement.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Paint the inside pieces in yellow, white, and blue with a flat brush. Let dry. Seal the surface with a sealer of choice once dry.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Paint 48 small rocks in Copper with a small brush.
    22. Instruction #11