Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easy Make Matching Game

We are just back from a lovely family holiday and I made this little matching game before we went so that we could take it with us.

It's small and easy to pack so perfect for travelling and it won't break or tear.

My little one is almost two and became really quite good at turning the cards over and matching them up.

If you want to have a go at making your own, it's really simple....

Firstly decide how big you want the cards to be and cut squares for the front and back.  My cards are approx 8cmx8cm  - this is the finished size, so don't forget to add a seam allowance before you cut them out.

I used gingham as the backing fabric as I thought if it was white like the front the colour panel would show through - making the game too easy!

Then you'll need to cut whatever you want to match up - it might be colours, shapes or patterns.  
Make sure you cut a two of each.

Applique/stitch the colour/shape fabric onto the white piece.

Join the front and back with right sides together (white to gingham), leaving a little gap to turn it all through. 

Trim the seams, turn through and hand stitch the opening closed.

Give the cards a little press and you're ready to play!

If you don't fancy sewing or don't have time, you could also use coloured card or paper or even felt and glue the colour or shape panel on.  To make the game easier, make less cards or harder, make more cards.

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