Monday, March 5, 2012

Crafty Memory Game

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? I haven't been very crafty lately... this long winter has eaten my inspiration (sigh). However, last week I set up a last-minute playdate with Abby's cousin Lilly and knew we'd need a fun craft to get things rolling. After a little bit of mental scrambling, this is what I came up with!

Supplies (for one game):

2 8.5 X 11" sheets of cardstock in you childs favorite color
2 8.5 X 11" sheets of white cardstock
Craft glue or gluestick
Markers, crayons, paint, etc (optional)

To start, you need to print 2 sets of 6 images (12 images total, or 6 pairs), sized 2.5" x 2.5" (or bigger or smaller depending on how you want the cards to look). These can be as simple as shapes, clipart from the web, or - if you're really artsy - you can create your own images. I googled "flowers" and found these cool flower clip art pictures.

Print one set of images on each sheet of white cardstock, then cut the paper into 2.5" x 2.5" squares. Cut the cardstock into 3" x 3" squares.

If you want, you can make a matching cardstock envelope to store your game in (do yourself a favor and google "envelope template" and make it easy).

Your child can help glue each image to a cardstock square; when dry, they can decorate each image with paint, crayons, markers, etc.

We used a paintbrush to spread the paint instead of gluesticks, and this worked great! Happy cousins! :)

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