Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DIY: Mini Memory Matching Game

As I'm packing up boxes, getting ready for the upcoming move (in 3 weeks!), it's giving me a chance to downsize/purge/donate/trash a lot of things. I'd like to think that in these last 3 1/2 years, through 3 moves, the amount of things & stuff I own has decreased significantly.

Anyway, in all my shuffling about through cupboards & shelves & drawers, I came across 3 Scrabble games. Three! I once used the tiles for crafty ring making in the past.
I was able to piece together 2 complete games--one for donation & one to keep. With the leftover tiles I decided to make an easy Matching Game. Perfect for travel. More specifically, perfect for airplane rides or long 3+ hour layovers in the Denver airport. Which will be the story of Zoey, Pazely & I in a few weeks.
This is one of the girls & my favorite games to play!

To make your own, you'll need:
•scrabble tiles (The more tiles you have, the more challenging the game. I ended up with 23 pair of tiles.)
•scissors (or paper cutter)
•Mod Podge
•small paint brush
•scrapbook paper (Find as many different styles/patterns of scrapbook papers as you have pairs of tiles.)

First you'll want to cut your papers. I cut the paper rectangles small enough so that they fit just inside the tile, without any extra stuff hanging off the edges. In fact, I measured & cut out one piece of paper & then used that paper as a template to cut the rest. 

Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper. 
Place the paper piece onto the letter side of the tile & press firmly in place, being sure to get the edges secure.

Once that is dry, apply one or two more coats of Mod Podge.

When THAT is dry, play away!


  1. Such a fantastic idea, especially as a travel game

  2. I LOVE this idea!! My kiddos will really enjoy playing with these. It's also a good idea for a craft my Girl Scouts can make themselves to sell at their Independence Day festival booth! I've added "many Scrabble games" to my thrift shop watch list. haha

  3. My little one loved this game! Thank you for the idea!
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