How to make a Hookey Board

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How to make a Hookey Board

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Project Overview

A D.I.Y. Hookey board is a fun way to put your aim and throwing skills to the test and it’s easy to make too.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Make a crisscross with tape
2 Paint the board
3 Remove the tape
4 Mark the board
5 Get an adult to pre-drill the holes
6 Screw in the eye hooks
7 Add hanging wire
8 Time to play
  • Step 1. Make a crisscross with tape

    Get a Bunnings team member in the timber yard to cut a piece of dressed pine board to make a square shape. At home use the painter’s tape to make a crisscross design on the pine wood. Press the tape down firmly so there’s no air gaps.

  • Step 2. Paint the board

    Paint the different sections using your favourite colours. Allow the paint to dry.

  • Step 3. Remove the tape

    Remove the painter’s tape to reveal 5 coloured sections.

  • Step 4. Mark the board

    Mark out the centre of each coloured section with a pen, making sure to space them evenly. Mark out where the eye hooks should go on the top edge of the board.

  • Step 5. Get an adult to pre-drill the holes

    Then get an adult to pre-drill all the pilot holes at each mark, using a drill bit that suits the size of your square and eye hooks.

  • Step 6. Screw in the eye hooks

    On the face of the board, write a number under the pilot holes to show the points you want allocated to each section like, 10,20,30,40 and 50. Hand screw the square and eye hooks into the pilot holes.

  • Step 7. Add hanging wire

    Cut 30cm of wire and twist it firmly onto the eye hooks to hang the board.
  • Step 8. Time to play

    You have finished creating your Hookey Board and now it's time to play!

Tools and Materials


  • Craft Paint Brush - Size 20
  • Marker Pen
  • Power Drill
  • 3mm drill bit


  • Dressed Pine board cut into a square (28x28cm)
  • 30mm Screw Eyes
  • Multi-purpose Painter’s Tape Scotch Blue
  • 32mm Square Hooks
  • Braided Picture Hanging Wire 10m
  • Craft Paint- various colours
  • Kinetic Assorted Trap Washers 38mm & 50mm Pk 6

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