Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Super Mario Matchup Game With Free Printable



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.


If you would like to make your own Super Mario Matchup Game this is what you will need:
  • foam board
  • printer & paper
  • craft knife such as Xacto and scissors
  • decoupaging medium like Modge Podge
  • Mario Game Printable
The first thing you need to do is print out the free printable from the link above.  Then you are going to cut all of the images out into squares roughly the size of the question mark boxes.  Next you need to use your craft knife to cut out your squares from the foam board.  If the edges are rough you can use your scissors to straighten them some.

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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31 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Having 3 boys myself, who love Mario Bros, this is a great idea!! I'm a new follower from All Star Blog Party. I'd love for you to pay me a visit and follow me back at http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

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  2. This is so cool. I loved playing Super Mario Bros as a teen! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  3. What a really great idea - Thanks for joining us for the link up! Now following via GFC. I hope you get a chance to visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com!

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  4. Very fun! I am stopping by to thank you for linking up to the Bloglovin' Blog Hop! Great to have you :).

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  6. So cute! We just spent a fortune on a bought set like this. Wish I'd seen this first.

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    1. Wow! Where in the world did you find them? I didn't even know they sold these!

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    http://thelacquerfactor.com

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  8. This is so cute! Thanks so much for joining in the bloglovin blog hop. I'm a new follower via bloglovin and gfc. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to join in some time.

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  10. I love the twist in the game! Makes you want to remember all the more where the other ones are ... great incentive :)
    Thank you for sharing this with us at The "Sunday Stop"!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  11. How fun! I loved this game as a kid.

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  12. Oh this is super rad! Anything Super Mario is a winner in my book. Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie

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  13. How fun! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party
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    Hugs,
    Bj

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  15. Good morning! I will be featuring this awesome little project on my blog today! Be sure to stop by and check it out! :)

    Julie

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  16. My boys would lOVE this! What a great way to get them to play! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  17. Nice DIY project!
    On the same topic, you may be interested in our Memory game based on Tangram patterns.

    Free download at http://www.tangram-channel.com/tangram-memory-templates/

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