Monday, August 02, 2010

Mini Memory Games

When I saw this adorable tutorial by dandee, I knew I had to make some mini memory games up for the kiddos.

Since I don't have access to the normal craft stores here in Germany and couldn't get my hands on the little tins she used, I sewed up some very simple drawstring bags to hold the games.

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I started with vintage animal clipart from the Graphics Fairy, which I made into colorful silhouettes in Photoshop.

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And used a retro graphic paper for the backs.

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Then, I remembered some adorable doodles done by Joel over at Made By Joel for a matching game. (Are you reading Made By Joel? You should be, the toys he makes for his kids are wonderful!)

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And used a black and white polka dot for the backs.

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The kids are having a blast with their new games! And, they're the perfect size to toss in your purse and have at the ready when waiting for service at a restaurant or whenever some waiting time pops up!

If you'd like to make your own, you can hop over to dandee for the tutorial, and download the pictures I used here.


Ashlee Marie said...

what a fun craft for the kids! I'd love it if you'd stop by my Topsy Turvy Tuesday Link party and add this game.

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

That is such a great idea, my kids would love these!

Helga Marie Bee said...

that is adorable.
what is the base wooden part?

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

What an adorable idea!! Thanks so much for sharing! I love the backgrounds you used for the pieces!

Unknown said...

So cute! What did you use for the base? (the little circles?) Turning the animals into silhouettes was great - adorable!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, all!

I used 1 inch wood discs. You should be able to find them at most craft stores. I ordered them here from a seller on Etsy.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

You’ve got a great blog here. Would love it if you’d link up some of your creative ideas for toddlers on my Tot Tuesdays Linky Party:

Unknown said...

great idea! i am featuring next week at MMM! thank you for linking up :)

dandee said...

Oh, yours turned out completely adorable! The little bags you made are perfect too. :)

I'm excited to check out more of your blog.


Ashlee Marie said...

Thanks for coming by the party! I love memory games, and I love the wooden disks!

Unknown said...

So cute!!! This is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.