Memory Game Card Set
What you will make:
Make a set of cards for the game of memory. This is a fun and very easy
project that young kids really love doing! It is great for families or groups,
and with a little preparation by the adult or teen leaders, this project is
fast and fun.
Related craft: The Match Cards and
Game craft project includes printable patterns for match
and rules for games to play.
Here's what you need:
- Cardboard (from gift boxes or cereal boxes) or poster board
- Construction paper: white or manila
- Colored pencils, crayons or markers
This project is rated VERY EASY to do.
How to Make a Card Set for the Memory Game
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Cut Cardboard
Cut the gift box or cereal box into a plain flat surface the same size
as the piece of construction paper.
Save time by preparing the cardboard in advance.
- Step 2: Glue
Glue the paper onto the box cardboard and let it dry. If you are
using cereal box cardboard, glue a
colored sheet of construction paper to the opposite side of the cardboard to cover the printing.
If time is limited, do this step in advance, too.
- Step 3: Draw Grid
After the glue has dried, use the ruler to make an even number of
equally sized boxes. On a 9" by 12" sheet of
construction paper, draw a three-by-four grid of 3" squares.
- Step 4: Draw Pictures
Have the children draw sets of pictures in each box. For example, make two boxes with a star,
another two boxes with a heart, etc.
The books of Ed Emberly
are a terrific reference to have on hand to
help children to develop drawing skills.
- Step 5: Cut Cards
Cut out each individual box, and you have a deck of cards for the game of memory.
For those who are not familiar with the game of memory, mix the cards up and turn
them over; then, the children can try to find the matches. Keep score, if you like.
For complete rules, see the Match Cards and
Game craft project.
There you have it! A set of cards
for the memory game!
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