1.2.3 Dice Popper

By Gus Dassios Illustrations by Julie West

THIS IS MY VERSION OF A CLASSIC WAY to “roll” the die for a board game. The key to making this special die agitator is the clear plastic capsule. I found the right size, 2” diameter and 14” tall, in a vending machine — it’s the kind that holds inexpensive toys or trinkets.

1. Cut the wood.

Parts A, C, and E are cut of ¼”-thick wood, while parts B and D are ¾” thick. Cut all 5 pieces to 3½”×3½”.

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