DIY Memory Game. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
Well Hello fabulous ladies! It is so wonderful to be back again this month with y’all from Southern Couture. I trust that your house is settling in or at least trying to with the back-to-school craziness and getting adjusted. I have the perfect DIY for you today to give your kids a special surprise when they get home from school.
It all started with these big boxes of Project Life cards that I found at a local discount store. I got each box for only $5.00. I knew I didn’t need so many, but who could resist when they were so cheap. Now I am having a blast finding other ways to use them besides in a scrapbook.
That’s when the idea came to make them their very own personalized DIY Memory Game. I’m sure everyone knows this game and has played it many times as a child. It was one of my favorites. Because there are so many different designs and colors, I knew it would be perfect to use for this game.
- Project Life cards
- Paper cutter
- Rounded corner punch
- Adhesive runner
- Laminating machine or self-sealing laminating sheets
- First pick out what designs and colors you will want to use from your Project Life cards. If you don’t have any, you could also use scrapbook paper and have the kids decorate it.
- Be sure to choose an odd number of designs so there will be a winner at the end and not a tie. I picked 13 different designs. I also picked 1 other design that I used for the front side that was the same. You will need enough cards in that 1 design to place on the back of the pairs. This same side is what will face up when you are playing. I chose a simple design for every card on one side and then designs that were colorful and bright for the matching sides.
- Cut the cards in half using a paper cutter. I also used a round corner punch to make all the corners uniformed.
- Once you have pairs of 13 different designs, attach the other basic cards on the back using an adhesive runner or scrapbook mounting squares.
- You should now have 13 pairs of cards with 13 different designs on one side and the same design on the opposite side on every card.
- I used a laminating machine to laminate mine so they would last much longer. Place them inside the sheets and then place them into the machine. I used a notebook under each sheet to help me guide them into the machine and keep them from moving inside the sheet. Just be sure to not stick the notebook into the machine. 🙂
Once they have cooled, cut them out. My paper was a little thick that some of them wanted to come apart in the middle. If this happens just stick a little scrapbook adhesive between them, and it will hold them together.
You are now ready to test your kiddos memory and have fun at the same time. This a perfect game to toss in your purse to use on the go in the car or even at a sibling’s sports game and the younger ones are getting a little bored.
Hopefully your kids will enjoy this surprise when they get off the bus with a sweet afternoon snack.
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Bethany is the DIY blogger behind The Southern Couture. A wife and Mom to three furbabies may keep her busy, but she loves just about anything DIY, craft, holidays, party planning, recipes, repurposing, and upcycling. She is a child of God that always tries to encourage others to always enjoy the little things in life which is where the greatest joy can sometimes be found.