Tutorial: Stenciled Bean Bags

January 28, 2010 by  
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I like to make educational toys for my girls– matching games from their artwork , file folder games, extension activities for the books they read, anything that will allow them to incorporate what I want them to learn into the pleasures of their lives. These particular bean bags were inspired by my three-year-old, who hasn’t yet memorized her numbers. Sure, she can count on her fingers and plays a mean game of Uncle Wiggily, but sit down long enough to figure out the difference between a 5 and a 9?

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Tutorial: Stenciled Bean Bags

Tutorial: Make a Matching Game Using Your Own Artwork

January 2, 2010 by  
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My girls are at ages in which they really, REALLY love matching games. They own everything from dinosaur matching games to My Little Pony matching games to this crazy phonics matching game that even I have trouble with, but their favorite matching games to play with tend to be the several sets of handmade games that we’ve made together. And of these handmade games, there are sewn matching games, matching games using photos, matching games made from paint chips , and matching games that utilize my girls’ own artwork

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Tutorial: Make a Matching Game Using Your Own Artwork

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