I LOVED Memory as a child. Who am I kidding, I still love it which is cool because I have a kid to play with. It’s fun and it gives your brain a challenge. These custom memory card games from Pinhole Press are pretty cool.You can choose from several different backings. Although the cards are meant for 4-6 years old, these memory game cards would make such great gifts for grandparents. They could even be a great nostalgic gift from parents to older kids as a graduation present if they use their child’s photos through the years.
The cards can be customized however you want them. You can choose 12 favorite photos from your computer, Instagram or Facebook, upload the photos to Pinhole Press to create your Memory Game.
Of course, if you don’t want to bother you can order your own set of memory cards here. I think that these are pretty cool and I think that they would make a great DIY project. So that’s exactly what I decided to do.
- Card stock
- Photo paper
- Scrapbooking paper
- Glue stick
- Rotary cutter
- Organize 12 photos into one file.
- Print those out on 8.5 x 11 photo paper as 3.5 x 5 (which makes 4 images per page). Make sure you print off 2 copies so you have 24 photos altogether.
- Glue the photo paper to a piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock.
- Glue the cardstock with the photos to the scrapbook paper.
- Using a ruler and a rotary cutter, cut out the images to 3.5 x 3.5.
That’s it. I decided not to round the edges like the cards on Pinhole Press but it’s an option. Now I have my own set of memory cards featuring my favorite little person through the years.
The added benefit is that playing a memory game has been shown increase a child’s development in the areas of increased concentration, pattern recognition, organization and storing information. Can’t beat that.
Give it a try.
Stay young at heart!