Bottle Cap Memory Game
Did you ever play the card memory game when you were young? You would spread out a deck of cards face down, turn over two cards, and if the numbers matched you kept the pair and got to have another turn. I LOVED that game…who am I kidding, I still love that game! The only down side to the game is that it takes up a lot of space. I have created a new version of the game with bottle caps that minimizes the amount of space needed. Grab your kids because they will love making this with you!
- Bottle caps
- Bottle cap images(make sure that you have two of each image)
- Dimensional Magic or Epoxy Dots
1. Grab the bottle caps for your game. I used 20 bottle caps in three different colors, but you can use as many bottle caps as you would like(make sure it’s an even number) in whatever color(s) your heart desires. Punch out your bottle cap images with a 1″ hole punch that can be found in the scrapbook section of any craft store. Make sure you have two of each image.
2. Glue the bottle cap image to the inside of the bottle cap and apply an epoxy dot over the image to give it a finished look. You may also apply a thin layer of Dimensional Magic over the image if you don’t have any epoxy dots.
3. Repeat this process on all of the bottle caps. Are you out of bottle cap images? You can also put numbers, letters, or colors underneath your bottle caps instead of an image. This could be a great way to teach a young child their numbers, letters, and colors. If using numbers, this could also become a math game to help kids learn different math functions. Flipping over colorful bottle caps is a lot more fun than having to fill out an addition worksheet.
4. Now it’s time to play the game! Spread all of your bottle caps out with the image side down.
5. Flip over two of the bottle caps. No match Now it’s the next person’s turn.
6. One fish…Two fish…It’s a match! The “winner” of this turn takes the pair of bottle caps and gets another turn.
This “condensed” version of the memory game would be great for road trips. Kids can spread the bottle caps out on a lap desk and play for hours. I keep my bottle caps in a mini takeout box, but a little drawstring bag would be cute as well. Enjoy the hours of fun that you will have playing this game!
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