MAKE A GIFT: Pebble Domino Game

When I saw this Pebble Domino Game in Martha Stewart a while back, I knew I wanted to make it — turns out it is a fairly simple project and perfect to make and give.

Great Homemade Gift - Pebble Domino Game

I made this for my 4-year-old niece. Want to make a set for a youngster on your list? Here’s what you need:

:: Black River Stones
:: Medium-Tip Paint Pen in White
:: 12×12-inch Fabric Piece
:: Domino Template

First sort through your pebbles and find the 28 best stones to be your game pieces — you’re looking for the flattest, largest ones.

DIY Pebble Domino Game Pieces

Next use the paint pen to draw the domino faces on each of the stones. Martha’s instructions were pretty simplistic, and I found myself wishing for a chart that showed all of the 28 number combinations I needed in order to have a full set of dominoes. Here it is! (A BIG thank you to my friend Kelsey for drawing this for me!)

I trimmed the edges of a large fabric scrap with pinking shears and then placed all my fully dried dominoes in the center. I pulled up all the fabric around the sides and secured with an elastic hair tie to make a pretty little package. Tie on a gift tag and you’re all set to give!

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.


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2 thoughts on “MAKE A GIFT: Pebble Domino Game”

  1. I love this idea! I’m wondering if I can produce 20 of these sets for my son’s kindergarten class for Christmas! I’m going to check with my landscaper husband to see if there is a rock and granite company close by (N. Phx) with a super great price on flat, black rocks.

    What about the other side of the rock domino, a cute picture perhaps? Also, I’ve never played dominos myself, are there instructions?


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