Aug 8, 2010

No Sew Fabric Memory Game

I feel like I haven't done anything crafty or creative lately! I guess that is what happens when you have a 1.5 week old baby at home. :) So tonight I made a super easy game for John to play with this week. I was so glad to be doing something besides watching TV and was able to finish up the project with only having to stop to nurse one time. Impressive!

Since John is still working on learning colors, I used fabric scraps to make a matching game for him. I decided to make the game dual-purpose and backed each piece of fabric with denim so when he is older we can use the pieces to play memory. This also made the pieces a little more sturdy which I liked. This was SO easy to make and here are the steps...

1. Gather your materials. I used 10 different fabric scraps (I would probably make more if John was older, but he is only 20 months!), an old pair of jeans, iron-on fusing (I used Heat and Bond), scissors (or mat and rotary cutter), and pinking shears.

2. Cut out your pieces. I cut mine 4 inches by 4 inches. That turned out to be kind of big once it was all said and done so I would suggest maybe 3x3 might be a little better. You will need two of each piece of fabric and then enough fusing and denim for however many pieces you are making. Since I used 10 fabrics, I needed 20 pieces of fusing and 20 pieces of denim.

3. Iron on the fusing to the back of the fabric pieces and then iron those to the back of the denim.

4. Trim with pinking shears.

DONE!! See, wasn't that easy?!

You can lay out the pieces face up for younger children and have them find matches...

...or lay them out face down and play memory.

I hope John likes this activity tomorrow!

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  1. What a great idea! This is a great idea for using up scraps! I can't believe you have the energy to craft with a 1.5 week old baby!!

    I'd love if you linked this project to my new linky party - A Round Tuit, at:

    Have a great week!

  2. Fabulous idea!! My kids are a bit too old now but it would also make great gift... Love it!

    Found you at Craftastic Monday

  3. Fabulous idea--you are so creative! I came over from Sew Can Do, and now I'm a follower. I think I'll make these for my kids, but use Fabri-Tac to glue the pieces together. They would love this project!

  4. So very cute! Maybe I can play the next time I am over!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    What a neat idea! I think I'll have to make one of these for my 2 year old.

    Congratulations on your new baby. I'm nursing a 4 month old now.

  6. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

  7. This is TERRIFIC!! Who doesn't love a great memory game? and no sew to boot!!?! Love it!! I'm happily following your super cute blog and I'd love for you to check me out at FrouFrouDecor..I love new friends!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  8. Totally awesome! I may have to try this! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  9. This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome! and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

  10. Cute! I may try this for my two year old! :)

  11. Great idea! We are your newest followers! Such a cute blog!

  12. Good idea - I've got loads of scraps and great for making quilts when done playing! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)


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