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Memory Game Card Set

Terrific group activity!
Construction paper memory cards - drawn, colored and cut
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 cards 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
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler

This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

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Before you start
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.
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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!
Labeled memory game card set

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