Hey guys! In the beginning of March, I posted on social media about a fun Memory Matching Card Game that I made back in 2016. Rylee and I have played that so many times that I thought it was time to make her a new version. I can't wait to add this to her Easter basket this year. What a cute surprise!
(Update: Since writing this post, I've also made this game with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Great gift idea for the holiday!)
I used a few different Doodlebug collections from my stash for this project - Simply Spring and Hello Sunshine but ... you could use ANY collection you want! I think Doodlebug's Hippity Hoppity or their next collection Fairy Garden would be precious.
I made a cute 3x4 box to hold the cards with a Lori Whitlock cutting file (link below), linen and gingham petite prints, a cute print from the Hello Sunshine collection and a sticker from the This & That for the handle. I attached the handle to the box with 2 glitter brads and added a sweet heart sticker to the front.💗
To make the cards, I cut white card stock into 26, 3" x 4" rectangles. Then I cut a printed paper slightly smaller (2.75" x 3.75") and added it to the front of the cards so that they all matched. I used the cutest sunshine paper called Sweet Sunshine but you can use any paper you love! Aren't their smiling faces adorable?!
For the back side of the cards, I covered them with paper from the Doodlebug Linen & Gingham Petite Prints and added stickers and die cuts. I made two of each design so that there are 13 matching pairs. This is such a fun project. You can even have your littles help you pick out stickers and then ... teach them how to play!
Lay all of the cards out on a table. Arrange them face down in rows so that they create a large rectangle.
The first player turns over 2 cards to see if they match. If the two cards match, the player keeps the pair and takes another turn.
If the cards do not match, the cards are turned back over in the same spot. Everyone should try to remember the pictures on the cards and where they were located.
Now, it's the next player's turn. He or she turns over two cards to see if they match.
Play continues like this until all pairs have been picked up. The winner is the person with the most matching pairs.
Remember when making this, you'll need two of everything that you decorate the back side of the cards with so that you'll have matching pairs. Oh, and for more inspiration you can see my original version here!
This fun game is just small enough to fit in an Easter basket and it makes the cutest handmade gift! I hope you'll give it a try!
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