miniature memory game

When I came across this adorable miniature memory game on Dandee, I knew I wanted to make one for my kiddos. It was just too cute not to. I ordered some wooden disks from supplies on Etsy. They were really cheap and they work great. I had the metal containers left over from wedding favours (I’ve kept them for over 5 years!!), so I was excited to use them again. Otherwise you can pick them up at any craft store. Kirsten loves this little game. It’s a great quiet game for her to play while Cam is napping, and I can also throw it in my purse if I need to amuse her somewhere when we’re out. I still really haven’t let Cam play with it much because he still loves putting everything in his mouth. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll grow out of this at some point. Here’s how to make this adorable little game:

What you’ll need:

mod podge
foam brush
12 – one inch wood discs
7 different coloured sheets of card stock (you can use solid colours, or patterned paper, it’s up to you – I used a single solid colour for the top and patterns for the bottom.
3/4″ circle paper punch
small round tin
“miniature memory” printable – I printed this on sticker/label paper – get your printable at Dandee


To begin, punch two circles from six of your card stock pieces. You will punch 12 circles from the remaining piece of paper (this will be the backside of the game pieces).

Next using your Mod Podge and foam brush, begin adhering the paper circles to the wood discs. Once the paper is applied to each side of the wood discs you can start using the Mod Podge to seal over both sides of the game pieces.

Tip: you will get better results if you apply thin, even coats. I applied two coats to each side.

Next use scissors or a paper punch to cut out the “miniature memory” label. Attach the label to your tin.

Have a fun game of memory with your kiddos!

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16 thoughts on “miniature memory game

  1. dandee

    Oh, I’m so glad you liked my tutorial! Yay! Thank you for sharing your link with me, your game turned out great. And your photos are so lovely!


  2. CakeMom

    Cute! I think I will plan on making these as Valentine gifts for my preschool class in the future. I’ll use the stickers you have for the Conversation Kisses (as my daughter calls them).


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