Children's Book Themed Memory Game

This was not the craft that I intended to share with you this week, but it is a fun and creative one. I have a stack of about 30 Little Golden Books in my craft room, and they keep calling my name. Books in general do that, but this call has been pretty strong. Because I finally had duplicate copies of one book, I was able to make a fun Memory game from them.

If you don't remember Memory (pun completely intended), you place all the cards face down and jumble them all up. Then you start flipping them over two at a time, trying to make matches. The object is to remember where each image is so you can pair them up and clear the table.

The supply list is fairly simple: cardboard, decorator paper, scissors, a ruler, a craft knife, scissors and adhesive.

The first step is to break down the books. There's a great tutorial for that here. You'll have two sets of inside pages and two loose covers.

Then cut 3-inch squares from the cardboard.

I had enough pages to make 24 cards, 12 from each book.

The backs of the cards are covered in a busy pattern so that it is difficult to identify what card it might be. This cuts down on cheating, which I'm sure wouldn't be a problem at your house, right?

Now comes the fun part - choosing the images you want for each set of cards. Holding the pages up to the window will give you an advantage to getting them in the identical spots.

When you're done, you'll have an adorable children's game to give as a gift.
If you'd like this specific set for the special kids in your life, it's available in my Etsy shop.


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