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Super fun DIY gifts for dad: Delicious Checkers Set

Sometimes it’s not easy to surprise your dad with something special on Father’s Day. I always tried to give my dad something handmade in addition to a purchased gift. So if you need inspiration for DIY gifts for dad, this chocolate checkers set makes an awesome and delicious gift for dad. The checker pieces are super tasty Ferrero Rocher chocolate pieces.

I saw this idea on the Internet and I loved it!

DIY gifts for dad - chocolate checkers set

As you can see in the picture, the board is made of European chocolate squares in gold and dark brown wrappers. If you are in Europe you will find these easily but in the US you won’t find these chocolate pieces. Don’t be upset:). You can make the board using Hershey’s candy bars instead (cookies & chocolate version). 8 candy bars were used in this example.

To make this chocolate checkers set, you will need:

  • 8 Hershey’s candy bars
  • 2 sheets of light yellow or light orange or gold paper and 1 sheet of brown paper
  • 24 Ferrero Rocher chocolate pieces in gold and dark brown wrappers
  • heavyweight cardstock or cardboard
  • a glue stick
  • Scotch tape
  • double sided tape
  • scissors

Step 1. Download and print out the board template on the 2 pieces of light orange construction paper and 1 sheet of brown paper. The template is for A4 size paper. If you use smaller size paper (for example, letter size), you will need to choose your size of paper in your printer settings.

DIY gift for dad - making a paper board for checkers set

Print out the board template on brown paper

Step 2.Secure two halves of the board together with a glue stick.

Glue two parts of the board together

Step 3. Cut out squares from the brown sheet of paper. Attach them to the orange board with a glue stick.

DIY gift for dad - glue brown squares to the orange board

Step 4. Prepare 8 Hershey’s bars.

With each candy bar do the following: fold the top and bottom wrapper flaps to the back of the bar and secure them with scotch tape.

DIY dad gifts with candy

Step 5. To make the base for your chocolate checkers board, take heavyweight card stock or a sheet of cardboard. Cut 23.5 cm (9.25 in) wide x 23 cm (9.05 in) high.

Prepare card stock or cardboard

First, place the candy bars on this base just to see how they cover the base. As you can see, there is some space between the rows of candy as the paper base is a little bit bigger than the combined size of the candy bars. With double sided tape secure the candy bars to the base.

Candy crafts for Fathers Day

Step 6. Wrap the orange-brown paper board around the candy bars.

DIY Fathers Day gifts - chocolate checkers

Your chocolate board is ready.

Back View

Back view of the chocolate checkers board

Front View

Fathers Day DIY gifts - candy checkers set

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