DIY Concentration Memory Game

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Here's one of those fun projects I promised you! I know, I've surprised myself too by having it ready so soon after I mentioned it! : ) Do you recognize those silver round things?? Well, they are the lids from frozen concentrated juices! I have been saving them for forever! When we were little, my mom used to save them too and we would make refrigerator magnets out of them using our photos and gluing little beads on to them. So I've been saving and saving and wondering what I could make with them, and I thought a memory matching game would be so cute!! I'll show you how I did it.

so many lids!

I bought some pretty scrapbook paper from Michael's and figured out exactly what size of a circle I would need to fit in the lid. I traced a lid then after cutting down and cutting down I finally had a circle the right size and I used it as my tracing template. After all my circles were traced I cute them out. I used two different colors- a minty greenish blue, and a mustary yellow.. two of my current favorite colors. (no, the game isn't for me when I get bored.. not really anyway!) Each lid got a circle mod podged on it.

I rummaged through my rubber stamp collection and picked out the ones I thought would be the cutest and simplest for a little game like this. So sorry that I didn't document myself coloring and cutting out my stamped images.. I know, that must make you feel like you're missing out. Oh well! : )

 After all the coloring and cutting (most of the stamps didn't need coloring anyway), I mod podged each cut out image onto a lid. The mod podge was still sticky feeling even when it was completely dried.. that's why I don't understand how people mod podge stuff onto desks and tables and such.. doesn't it always have a sticky feeling??? Or maybe they use another Shellack of some sort. 

 I drive myself crazy, I tell ya. I create a cute little crafting corner in our spare room for all this, and I still end up going all over the apartment with my crafting stuff! .. I make messes in every room!

So because the mod podge had a permanent sticky feeling, I sprayed the lids down with a clear satin spray... at like midnight! This stuff has a really weird sweet smell to it. I don't like it. I love the smell of regular colored spray paints, but shhh! Don't tell anyone!

Yah! All finished with my sweet little game!

Now let's play!! 

Hmmm... which one should I pick??? .... 

.. Now where's that other cute little camera..? 

OOPS.. uh.. let me do that again.. 

Two cute little cameras! I win. (I'm too lazy to play the whole game!) 

I just love it!! I'd love to have a bunch of random little handmade games for kids if we ever have visitors with kids or maybe if I babysit. Wouldn't that be so cute?

Hope you enjoyed this! 

Until next time...

happy creativities!


Jen @ frazzled 5 said...

This is so so amazing... my 4yr old daughter LOVES all these memory. I could not find her a new memory game for her bday last month, but you bet I will be making this for Christmas! Looks super professional. Loved the stamps!
Super Excited to follow you!
Hugs, Jen

Kelley @ said...

Hi! Visiting from be different act normal. Oh my goodness! This is the cutest memory game Ive ever seen! I love it! Im going to have to attempt it one day.. although Im sure it wont be half as awesome. :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this (and any other awesome posts you have) at my link party!

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

super cuteness girl!! what a fun idea ...
♥ much love

Kelley @ said...

Thanks for linking up last week! Im featuring this Thursday at 7 pm :)

keri @ shaken together said...

This is SUCH an adorable project! I am featuring you tomorrow and now following along :)

Jessica said...

YAY! I love new followers! Thank you so much for the sweet comment and the feature! :)

Life With Lucy said...

This is seriously SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing!