Another kid craft today – and this is one you can do for them and with them!
March Break + cold weather = indoor fun = indoor games!
Card games, board games, video games – anything that they can win at and do the “Trash dance” to their losing parents.
With use, and messy kids, comes lost pieces.
I’ve got a quick and easy fix to get you back on the path to CandyLand!
Replacing lost game pieces
Clothes pegs and pennies!
I think you can pick these clothes pegs up in the Dollarstore. I got mine at Michael’s just because it was closer to home and 2 dozen came in at $3.
The Canadian Government decided to abolish the penny, so I don’t think I’m committing any treasonous act by using them as a craft supply?
First note (learned the hard way) – don’t cut your clothes pins with a skilsaw. They are just too small and fragile to handle the big blade. Instead, use a small hacksaw to cut the ‘legs’ off of the clothes pegs.
You could use these as game pieces as-is, but I wanted a bit sturdier base, so I hot glued a penny to the bottom of each one.
The kids can help you paint your replacement game pieces, draw faces on them, you could even add yarn hair if you wanted the piece to look ‘exactly’ like you.
I’d shy away from using a flesh toned paint on your replacement game pieces unless you are going to be very detailed in adding features. You probably wouldn’t want the little guy playing with soccer balls either. (If you didn’t get why I wrote that, then you are a sweet person with a ‘clean’ mind.)
I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. lol
Probably better that I just use a solid colour.
It’s game on!
An easy and inexpensive way to replace lost game pieces and keep the fun going – plus the crafting itself is another fun project you can do together.