Creating Children’s Games with Stampin’ Up!

By | 04/14/2013

When my kids were younger and we had to go for a long car ride, I would load up the car with games and activities that they could do in the car without getting hurt if I stopped fast.  (Which, by the way, I am known for! The brake guy loves me.  As does the tire guy since I am a nail magnet.)  The kids really liked the games with magnetic pieces that held things in place while at an angle on the car seat.

Here is a perfect project for car rides!  Tic Tac Toe!

Spring Sampler

My kids loved these kinds of things!  It’s perfect for a card ride, because you can add button magnets on the backs of the soda pop tops.  This tin is an old tin from my hodgepodge hardware.  It opens and the pieces store nicely inside.  You can also store crayons, pads and cards inside if the box is big enough.

This project is actually easy enough for your kids to make themselves.  I would also use caution with small children, certainly this is not appropriate for younger kids because the bottle caps could be a choking hazard.

Project Instructions:

Stamp Set: Spring Sampler (#125512)

Inks and Papers: Daffodil Delight and Garden Green Ink, Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Papers (#131021), Whisper White Card Stock

Accessories:  Soda Pop Tops (#129388), Natural Trim Ribbon (#129287), Crystal Effects (#101055), 1″ Circle Punch (#119868), Button Magnets, Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the 1″ circle punch.  I glued them to the inside of the bottle caps with the liquid glue.  I then added the Crystal Effect to the inside and a button magnet to the back.  Allow this to dry over night.  Cut the paper and ribbon to the size of the top of the container.  Glue this down with liquid glue.  It’s that simple!

In the picture, you will notice that my stamped images look cloudy under the Crystal Effects.  The Crystal Effects needs an hour or two to dry and as it dries, it clears and you can see the images perfectly.  This needs another hour at least.  It will harden and form a clear lacquer over the top of the image to protect it.

Here is a hint:  Try to make it and let it dry overnight so that you are not tempted to touch it and check to see if it is dry!  It doesn’t look that nice with a fingerprint in the center!  If you are anything like me, you can’t resist to touch it to see if it’s dry!  You can tell me that the sun is 93 million miles away and I will believe you, but as soon as you put up a sign that says, “Wet Paint”, I have to touch it to see if it’s true.  The same goes for Crystal Effect!

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3 thoughts on “Creating Children’s Games with Stampin’ Up!

  1. Pingback: 12 Fun Craft Projects for Kids Using Stampin’ Up Supplies | One Crafty Mum

  2. The Funster


    We take long trips (6+ hours) about 2 – 3 times a year and your Tic Tac Toe game will be perfect for our next trip (sometime late March.) What a great idea and so simple! Thank you for the post, I found it very useful!


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