Miniature Memory Game Tutorial.




{Not the crafty type? You can purchase a Miniature Memory Game in my shop}

I know you'll agree with me when I say some of the best things come in small packages.  I'm a sucker for anything miniature, so of course Craft Camp would have to include something of the mini variety (little girls LOVE teeny tiny things too, right?)


This craft is simple, will keep your children entertained + is just the right size to stash in your purse (you never know when you'll need something to keep the little ones busy).



To make this 14 piece miniature memory game you'll need to gather a few basic supplies.

Supplies:

- Mod Podge
- foam brush
- 14- one inch wood discs.
- 8 different colored sheets of card stock (you can use solid colors, or patterned paper.  it's up to you)
- 3/4" circle paper punch.
- small round tin.
- "miniature memory" printable (I printed this onto label paper so it would stick to the lid of the tin).

I found the wood discs at a local craft store.  The small tins were in my stash.  I bought them from Michael's craft store a year or so ago (they are often used as candy tins for wedding favors).  If you can't find them near you, there are plenty of resources for tins online.  A simple google search will give you hundreds of  options.  I created the "miniature memory" printable  to fit onto the lid of the tin.


To begin, punch two circles from seven of your card stock pieces.  You will punch 14 circles from the remaining piece of paper (this will be the backside of the game pieces).



Next using your Mod Podge and foam brush, begin adhering the paper circles to the wood discs.  Once the paper is applied to each side of the wood discs you can start using the Mod Podge to seal over both sides of the game pieces.

Tip: you will get better results if you apply thin, even coats.  The girls + I applied three coats to each side of our game pieces.


Next use scissors or a paper punch to cut out the "miniature memory" label.



Abby and I  plan on making a bunch of these games to give as birthday gifts for her friends.  They would also make a sweet party favor, no?

48 comments:

  1. I LOVED playing Memory as a child. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  2. Cute! I made a little larger version of this for Finn for Christmas. Sadly, he won't touch it. But it looks nice. :)

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful idea. I too made a slightly larger version for a birthday gift that will be given tomorrow.

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  4. love, love this idea! I loved playing memory and my youngest daughter has recently shown a lot of interest, too! might have to actually try out this craft! :)

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  5. Hey! I just found your blog, I'm not sure how I haven't came across it before today! I'm so glad I found it though, I've been scrolling back a few pages and it's full of awesome stuff. And I used to looove this game! Haha. Awesome idea.

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  6. What a fabulous idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. I love this one. I may have to finally break down and buy some modge podge.

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  8. brilliant idea! I always find your projects so inspiring! thanks for the fun project.

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  9. It sure seems like Craft Camp was a success. I love your projects and appreciate the tutorials and printables! Thank you. I would add that miniature desserts fall into the same category as things in small packages. Wouldn't you agree that a tartette tastes much better than a slice of the same from a full-sized version? :-)

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  10. I am definitely doing this brilliant project! I have everything (except the tins) & I can't wait to bring it with us to the appts. I drag the boys to. We all thank you in advance!

    p.s. love the printable...thank you!

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  11. I wandered over to your blog from Steph's and am truly amazed. You are so inspiring! Thank you for sharing such uplifting and great stuff. I think the world would be a much better and more positive place if we all followed in your footsteps. Thanks for the lift!

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  12. This is absolutely such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Now, how clever is that? Lovely!

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  14. That is an amazing idea. Thank you for posting this. Great birthday gifts.

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  15. I just wanted to say that I just love the nice and creative things you did during your craft camp. I wished I was the age to be allowed to participate, but luckily you are so kind to share all the goodies with us. I have to say my favorite one is the clothespin doll!!! It’s a bummer I can’t find the such wooden clothespins here in Munich…

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  17. So cute, makes ME want to play that game.

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  18. What are the fonts that you used on the label? Adorable!

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  19. I am lovin these little crafts!!! So cute. Can I come next year???

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  20. thank you all for your sweet comments. they make my day.

    belinda, the fonts are geo sans light and little days. they can both be downloaded for free from dafont.com.

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  21. This is such a good idea!!! Thanks for sharing it!!!!

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  22. adorable! I have a bunch of those tins from Michael's I had M&M's in them and ended up with a few left.

    you could even put stickers as the matching pairs and boy do I have a lot of stickers.
    Great idea for favors.

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  23. I came here from your friends and I just love this simple craft game idea! Great how-to. I will post your blog url and this post on my sawdust gals site. Thank you!

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  24. Oh lord, Toodie was RIGHT! This is adorable and what a fantastic idea! Loved it, loved it.

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  25. SO cute! I am going to give it a shot! Thanks!

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  26. This is the coolest thing ever! I am so excited to make it.

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  27. *This* I love! I just found your blog over on Simply Feather. You make such lovely things. :-D

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  28. This is so cute!!! I featured it check it out and grab a button!

    http://dandeedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/07/miniature-memory-game-tutorial.html

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  29. Visiting from So Very Creative. I love this idea. I've been thinking up some fun things to do for a memory game. I love your creation!

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  30. What a great idea! And smaller is always cuter!

    I am your newest follower! (And I am featuring this tutorial on my blog tomorrow!

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  31. I thought this memory game idea was just adorable! I featured you here. So clever!

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  32. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  33. I saw this linked on Sprik Space and thought it was so super cute. I love how tiny and portable it is and I super love that the pieces are made out of wood!

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  34. These are fabulous!!! I made some as party favors for a recent party and received great reviews! Thanks for the tutorial. I linked to this page and you can check out the photos on my blog. Thanks again! http://suchislifephoto.com/blog/?p=292

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  35. I love memory games. Currently making one with wood squares and photos. using modge podge to adher but have heard if it is sealed with this it can be tacky and adher the pieces - have you found this to be true? looking for an alternative....

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  36. This memory game is awesome. Thank-you so much! I just made it and blogged about it here:

    http://meetthedubiens.blogspot.com/2011/02/miniature-memory-game.html

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  37. That is so cute! Found you through meet the dubiens. I wonder if one could add magnets to these and use them as a car travel game? Do they make magnets small enough to put one on each side?

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  38. very very cute! I love this mini version. I included it in my link love being published on Friday.

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  39. love this! thanks for sharing!

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  40. This a great idea!! I went to my local craft stores this evening..I found tins that measure 2"x 7/8" but not 1" cicles. I have been every where. I did get 1.5 inch circles but they are to large to get enough pieces to play . I will keep looking. Thanks so much for sharing, I plan to use as party favors.

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  41. Thank you for the tutorial!!! I have never been the crafty type but with the birth of my dd i have been slowly becoming one... these will be great treats for her upcoming birthday!!!

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