Thursday, August 5, 2010

Memory game

I have a fun project to show you. My mom discovered it and made it for Ty and it's been a huge hit. It's a Martha project. I'll give you all the links that you'll need, (at least that's my goal...) and you can get started making one for your child or any other child that you are willing to do crafts for. As far as Martha projects go this one's pretty easy. Believe me I know. I've tried a few other ones mom has recommended and sometimes Martha outdoes herself. I've heard she gets up at like 4 am to work on stuff and from some of the things she creates I totally believe it.

Here is the direct link where you can watch Martha make the game.

She gives you a link to the craft store where you can find the wooden tiles. I ordered directly from them and since they shipped from the DFW metroplex I got them in two days. The set of 25 tiles was $5.00. Clip art is free and ModPodge is like $6.00. The way I see it this is way more fun to give for a gift because you can make it so personal and you can't beat a personalized gift for $11.00.

Now for my words of wisdom: Order the tiles that are 2" in diameter. They come in many sizes but smaller than that is tricky when you have little babies in the house.

The clip art can also be tricky to find the right size for the squares. The best one I've found is here. Just print the pages that you like and then cut them out. Use ModPodge to glue them onto the squares.

I used the same paintbrush that I finished the trim in the girls' room but feel free to use a new brush.

I know, I know, I'm just so helpful to recommend that.

Really, this is a joy to make. You can take my word for it that 2/3 of my kids LOVE this game and it's actually good for them because it teaches them something as they play. (I guess all play teaches them something-never mind.)

If you decide to make this I hope you like it! I know you will.

1 comment:

Carley said...

I am so making this! :) You know I've wanted to make it ever since I saw Ty's!