Recently, I came across an idea for making your own custom chess pieces. I thought this would be a great arts and crafts project for older kids, and could also be a fun father's day gift as well.

This is where I first came across the idea. The diagram is very hard to read, but there are better ones in the links which follow:

This site has great pictures, and even a parts list to take with you to the store:

Another great site for step-by-step instructions and an alternative parts list: