The secret to successful brain-building in children is to make learning fun. With this memory card game, your child will enjoy the challenge of matching images and never realize he or she is making mental muscle!
For the game cards, stamp two images each of all eight stamps in black in on watercolor paper.
Color in each pair exactly the same with watercolor markers.
Punch out each colored image with the largest scalloped circle punch, centering.
Punch sixteen of the same-sized scalloped circles from blue cardstock and adhere them to the backs of the stamped pieces.
Punch sixteen pieces of green patterned paper using the 2 3/4” circle punch and adhere them to the center of the blue scalloped circle.
Stamp sixteen of the single-flower image onto yellow cardstock in yellow ink. Punch with a 1 3/8 circle punch and adhere them; off center on the green patterned paper.
Add one metallic froggie sticker to the yellow cardstock on the back side of each piece of the memory game.
TO PLAY: shuffle the cards well and lay them face-down on a flat surface. Have your child flip over two random images at a time, looking for matches. Flip them face-down after each turn. Repeat until the child starts to recall where he/she saw matching images and remembers which cards to flip to match. Remove the matching set form the game until there are no cars remaining. You win!
TO MAKE DECORATIVE BOX to hold the card game, simply cut pieces of cardstock to fit inside the sides of the outer box and adhere. Trim with edger punches and create a flower for the top by layering a small circle punch over a small scalloped circle punch. Hand-cut a “stem” and add “grass” over it by using fringe scissors on green cardstock. Adhere with permanent adhesive.
Optional: use a label-maker to create a title for your game and stick it on the box top.
Techniques: Coloring with watercolor markers