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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