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How To Make A Funny Faces Memory Game

Playing board games can be a great way to pass a rainy day, but why not stretch even more time out of it by making your very own game. And it doesn’t have to be complicated!

Making and playing this simple memory game will ensure hours of colourful fun on your next dreary day at home.

You will need:

  • Scraps of cardboard or thick paper
  • A jar or an egg cup (to use as a circle template)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil with eraser top
  • Paintbrush & Paints (or coloured markers, if you prefer)
  • Black permanent marker

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Method:

1. Draw around your jar/egg cup to make 20 circles on the card.

2. Carefully cut each circle out. (Smaller children might need help with this.)

3. Use the eraser on the pencil top and your favourite coloured paint to stamp little dots all over one side of each circle.

4. When the paint has dried, flip them over and have fun designing funny faces, in matching pairs, on the other side. You’ll need to come up with 10 different designs and draw each one twice. You can copy the faces pictured here, or come up with your own - how about drawing each member of the family, or animal faces?

5. Allow the matching pairs to dry thoroughly before you start to play with them.

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To play the game

Place all the disks face down on a table. Players take it in turns to find a matching pair by turning over two cards. If the two cards do not match, turn them back face down and it’s the next person’s turn. The winner is the person with the most pairs at the end of the game.

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About the Author

Sadhbh Devlin has always been told she has a head for hats. In truth, she only owns two hats, both woollen and shapeless. She does, however, wear many metaphorical hats. She is mother to five-year-old twin girls, wife to a very tall husband, a crafter, a party-lover, an avid photo snapper, a sometime production designer and soon-to-be TV presenter. She writes about all of these hats and more at her award-winning blog www.wherewishescomefrom.com. Find her on Twitter @wherewishes.

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