When the temps warm up outside, we love to get out, catch some vitamin D and play yard games. A few years ago we discovered Kubb and have had lots of fun playing that on the beach and at family gatherings. While looking for a similar game that might be easier for little kids to play, I came across Scatter or also known as Molkky on the other side of the pond. Rack up the 12 skittles and toss the baton to knock them over. Score exactly 50 points, You Win! You can read more about Molkky here. Although easier for the kids to participate, someone older will probably have to help keep score.
(Thanks to my sister for being my lovely model!)
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I had to make a modified version of this yard game. It is difficult to find the exact diameter of wood for the official game size, but even the modified version will keep you entertained for hours. I used readily available 2” dowels for this project, but a $4 landscaping timber would be a cheap substitute.
The official Molkky Size:
- Wood diameter 5.5 cm (2.17 inch)
- Baton length 22.5 cm (8.86 inch)
- Skittle length 15 cm (5.91 inch)
Since the pieces you hit over are called skittles, I decided to make mine a rainbow of color. I just happened to have 12 partially used cans of spray paint in the garage…apparently I have a problem.
I used a cutting machine to make the number stencils, then sprayed each skittle a different color.
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