Last summer, inspired by this post over at Studio DIY, I set out to make a giant memory game to use on the lawn outside with our Children’s Ministry group.
I loved the instructions, but found the picture templates would have used quite a bit of toner (or ink) since they were all solid silhouettes. I found some different pictures and printed them in gray scale instead.
Here’s what you need:
- Cork Tiles (This is a link to Amazon. When I bought them, they were $9 for an 8-pack, but it looks like the price went up) or Ceramic tiles
- Spray Paint
- Laminator (optional)
- Summer Pictures (above)
- X-acto Knife (I have the Designer Series Craft Knife, Pink and love it)
Here’s what you do:
- I started by printing and laminating all the stencil pictures, partly because I love laminating and partly because I thought they would hold up to the paint better this way. This step is optional.
- Using the x-acto knife, cut out the picture itself, leaving the outside intact, forming a stencil. You can give the picture itself to the kids to play with. 🙂
- Place the stencil on your cork tiles and spray with spray paint, trying your best to keep the paint within the stencil. You might want to use ceramic tiles instead. We found that the cork did blow away rather easily, putting a real disruption in the game!
- Allow the cork tiles to dry and then line up face down and get ready to play!