It’s time for summer family fun – and what says fun more than a giant Connect 4 game!! Any easy building project to do with your kids it can work inside and out, keeps kids busy and builds math and strategy skills. Boom!
Hole Saw 6″
1 Sheet 1/4″ Plywood – 40″x60″
1 Sheet 1/2″ Plywood – 40″x60″
6 pieces of 2″x2″x40″ Wood
24″ Plywood Round, cut in half
20 frisbees divided by 2 colors
Lay out 5 frisbees evenly across the 1/2” plywood to figure out spacing. Because frisbees come in different diameters, this will depend on your specific discs. Evenly place the six 2×2’s between frisbees using a yard stick to insure everything is even and mark with a pencil. Make sure that your first and last 2×2 line up with the edge of the plywood.
Remove frisbees and affix 2×2’s using wood glue and a nail gun or screws.
Using your previous placement of frisbees, draw a grid on the 1/4” plywood marking where the center of each frisbee will land. Remember that your frisbees will touch when they are stacked vertically and will have space between them horizontally and make your marks accordingly. Use the hole saw to drill a hole where the center of each frisbee will land.
Attach 1/4” plywood to the 2×2’s that you previously attached to the 1/2’ plywood using wood glue and a nail gun or screws.
Create the legs by gluing and nailing two 1×3’s to the center of each half round.
Attach legs to side of game board using glue and nail gun or screws.