Collage Memory Game

October 9, 2008

I am still on a collage kick and decided to make a memory game as a birthday gift for Camille. 8 blank wood squares, 1 bottle of Mod Podge, the Boden summer catalogue, a pair of scissors, a glue stick (found it was best to glue down the designs with small parts before decoupaging)...and I now have one present ready to go! I would like to find a book or get more tips on working with the smaller details. I found kid's scissors worked better for the tiny cuts but I did have several frustrating episodes when I lost the tiny pieces by breathing or moving. These little wood squares (found at Hobby Lobby) are a great size and weight and could be adapted to make many variations of matching games (covered with fabric scraps, stickers, family photos for the family "version").

I came across this fun video clip of Eric Carle demonstrating how he works. And also wanted to share another author/artist who does beautiful work, Suzanne Tanner Chitwood. We keep checking out her "Wake Up, Big Barn!" book which was created using torn paper collage...really amazing details in all of the farm animals.
Andrea said...

I love the Eric Carle link, that was great We love his books. Have you read A House For Hermit Crab? It's a wonderful way to learn the months of the year.

You are so creative. I wish I could think up cool collage cards.

morninglight mama said...

Those are really quite beautiful, and make such a wonderful birthday present! You are so very talented and creative.

Anonymous said...

You should totally sell these. You are so creative. You should be really proud of your work!!!!

Jessica said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful idea! And, oh yeah, you make me sick. ;) Keep up the amazing work.

Tisra said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! These are a fabulous gift! Well done!

Anonymous said...

How cute! You are so artsy, I'm very envious.

Jan

Melissa said...

VERY nice!!!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Super cool, great work! Memory was my favorite game as a kid.

Betsey said...

What everyone has said! Especially Jessica :)! (They really are so lovely.)

Jes said...

what an awesome idea! thanks for sharing!!
blessings,
jes

Cami said...

Holy cow, I LOVE it. My kids love memory. I never thought of making any sets. Very cool.

Heather said...

I just have to add my enthusiasm-- so sweet and lovely. (And thanks for those links!)

holly said...

Beautiful! love the idea. love the links and lists. I'm a list gal myself and smile when I find mine, too. :)

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