I'm not really sure how this idea came to me at this point. Somehow in the midst of redoing the boys' room in a Super Mario theme this game idea just popped up, and the next thing you know I am working on it at my kitchen table. It is a little twist on the old game, Memory, we all played as a child. The only real difference aside from the pictures is that if you get one of the "bad guy" cards you lose a turn.
- foam board
- printer & paper
- craft knife such as Xacto and scissors
- decoupaging medium like Modge Podge
- Mario Game Printable
Now you will glue all of the question mark boxes onto one side of all of those squares. I believe there are 18 pairs in all. The character squares will go on the opposite side of all of these squares so each one is two-sided. Set up an assembly line and enlist your children to help cut out the squares (using safety scissors) and glue the paper to the squares. Crafting knives are extremely sharp, so I would advise you do that part, though. When all of the squares have had a chance to dry you will put a top coat of your decoupaging medium onto both sides of the squares (letting one side dry before coating the second side.) The red color tends to bleed some so make sure to only do one light coat across it.
When they have all dried it is time for your kids to have fun! And they aren't even glued to a video game, woohoo!
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