Maya really loves playing the match game (or Memory, whatever your family calls it)! And, she’s darn good at it too.
I decided since she loves it so much (she has the original Memory game, as well as a Disney Princess Memory Game, she loves them both), I would make her a family Memory game.
Yep, I found pictures of all of her aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmas and grandpas (as well as a picture of her, Maddox, me and Preston), made a template and inserted each picture (twice, it’s the match game, you’ll need two of each!)
I made each card 1.75 inches wide by 2.25 inches tall. I put a black border around each picture, so it would be easier to trim when I butted each picture up next to the other. After each card was printed and cut out, I used Scotch Super 77 spray adhesive and glued them onto some chip board (you know the stuff that’s on the back of notebook, that stuff is chip board), then I cut them out again. Chip board is pretty flexible, so I started by using an xacto blade, but switched to scissors after my hand got tired.
Next step was to find the Memory logo online. I just googled it, found a good one, and I placed it into my document. These should be the same size as the family pictures with the same black border. I then decided to go one step further and personalize these cards with their last names. Example: Walker Family Memory Game. I was making these for my two 4-year-old nephews (then I decided my parents would like a set (as well as my two sisters who don’t have kids, my fingers were tired of cutting!))
After these were printed, I cut them out and glued them on the backside of each picture. These aren’t really child-proof, but I found that if you use some of the clear packing tape and cover each card and cut off the excess, it gives them a little more durability.
Final step, find a cute box and glue one of the back Memory Game cards on the middle.