Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Game On

Hi there! Today is the first day of school for my 2 older kids. So exciting!! My youngest starts pre-school on Monday so she's counting down the days!

I have a project to share! The Step It Up challenge for the A Muse Addicts group this month is called "Game On"!! :D The challenge is to make any type of game or toy using your A Muse products. This will definitely be challenging, but I have a few ideas I hope to work on this month. Here's what I came up with to start:

Pretty simple idea, a Memory/Match game using some of my favorite A Muse stamps! I think all 3 of my kiddos will have fun with this, but I was mostly thinking of my pre-schooler and giving her another activity to do while her big brother and sister are in school during the day. I made a simple Origami box to hold the cards in (thanks to Linda for sharing this box idea with me a few months ago). Here are some similar directions for an Origami box. The version I made is modified a little, since the cardstock is thick, I cut 2 sides before folding them in (I know, not true Origami). To make the bottom, use a square that's 1/4 inch smaller than the lid.

I hope you're having a wonderful week!
Hugs and Blessings,


Lori Barnett said...

The kids look SO CUTE!! :) And what a great idea for the challenge!

Victoria said...

Love how the game turned out! I'm sure the kids will have fun with it. They look pretty happy to be going back to school. I don't think my face will look that happy when I have to go back to work in November! Ha ha!

jenstamps said...

How fun and so cute!!!

Good luck to the kiddos starting school!

Jennie M said...

This is SO cute Rhonda!! What an awesome challenge! I can't wait to play this month!! And your kiddos are super cute!! :)

diane mcvey said...

What a great idea!!! I love your little box, too! Darling!
If you want to do this same idea with wood, get some wooden circles at Michael's...I did that, and had my grandsons help me stamp the matching images on the wood. We made our own memory game, and I was so glad to do something with them that wasn't "electronic"!!! Seems everything these days is so "technical"...
I love your blog...thank you for inspiring me! :D

PennyH said... cute! (your kiddos)

What a neat game. I love the little box you made. Do you know if that A Muse stamp is available to purchase? That would be so cool. One of these days I will have to try to make one of these Memory/Match games. I think they are so fun to sit down and play with the kids. :)