Leave it to Martha Stewart to create the cutest DIY checkerboard out of canvas, an eraser stamp, and bottle caps. Collect bottle caps in two colors (you'll need 12 for each side), or paint the tops of mismatched caps to create playing pieces.
Trash to Treasure - DIY Recycled DVD Case Travel Checkers Board. Another recycled DVD case project from Stacy Vaughn. Her DVD case coloring kit can be found in this post. Love her use of Velcro and buttons. Tutorial by Handmade by Stacey Vaughn here.
This would be so easy to build and do, all we would need would be wood cut to cubes and a marker or spray paint and then a big bucket to put it all in afterwards. Would be fun for camping too! Yard Yahtzee DIY yard game, easy to make, fun to play.