Paint Your Dice Tumbler: Plinko

Paint Your Dice Tumbler: Plinko

Posted by Kelsey Royer on 24th Mar 2021

Plinko Edition! Our Modular Dice Tumblers add fun and flair to any tabletop game! Follow me along my journey of creating a fully painted and stained Modular Dice Tumbler Tower. The final result will be a tower painted with quirky colors and funky themes, that is sure to send any dice through an epic tumble. Take your gaming experience to the next level with our Modular Dice Tumblers and a little paint.

This week I'll be painting our Plinko Modular Dice Tumbler. The Price Is Right fans will love the thematic colors I chose for this dice tumbler; trying to stay in line with the original Plinko board, this dice tumbler is adorned with blue, yellow red and pink paint. It will definitely brighten up your game! 


Acrylic paint in varying colors. I personally like to mix my own colors, so I always pick up my primaries in large tubes. Phthalo Blue, Primary Red, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Titanium White, and Ivory Black are all good base colors to have in order to mix every color under the sun! If you would rather buy specific colors/hues, that is fine too!

Paintbrushes in different sizes. For this specific tumbler, I needed a medium flat brush to paint surface colors and stripes, and a detail brush.

Stain. I picked up a small can of Varathane in Dark Walnut. 1 qt. is plenty and will last me throughout this "Fully Painted Dice Tower" journey. You will also need a piece of scrap cloth to apply the stain.

Painters Tape. To ensure that my stripes were perfect I used blue painters tape.

Step 1: 

Pop out all the background pieces. Choose three colors (I chose colors that resemble the original Plinko game on The Price is Right). Paint each color in alternating stripes on the background pieces. Leave a small sliver of unpainted wood in between each color.


Step 2: Once the striped are dry we will start taping off stripes where you left the wood unpainted- this will give all the stripes uniformity. I chose yellow. Slowly paint on each yellow stripe, you will have to allow the paint to dry before moving on to the next stripe.


Step 3: Pop out the front piece and paint it a light blue color to mimic glass. Paint the mini rods the same color but leave the tips unpainted. Make sure to paint the back of the striped panels, I only painted what shows when assembled.


Step 4: Paint the tips of the rods a slightly darker blue color.

Step 5: Add white accent marks to the front plate and rods to make them appear as if they are truly plexiglass. 


Step 6: Stain the outer-housing. I used Dark Walnut Varathane.


Let everything dry and then assemble per instructions. Make sure to use a rubber mallet and wood glue.


Share Your Work!

Did you customize your own Modular Dice Tumbler? If so, we'd love to see it! Post a picture of your creation on the social media channel of your choice and please tag us! We also have a Facebook group dedicated to customizations and we'd love to see you there (links below).

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