father's day gift idea: bottle cap memory game

May 26, 2010

I've been saving these metal bottle caps for a long time now with the hopes of making a memory game out of them. 

Juliet is just now showing an interest in playing memory, but she doesn't have the patience to play a full-sized game with a lot of cards. 

I finally decided it was time to attack the project and make it into a Father's Day project from Juliet. I used these round stickers to make the letters spell "I love daddy" (two sets) and then let Juliet stick them to the insides of the bottle caps. 

She LOVED sticking on the stickers and asked for more letters after we were done. 

I had a little gift bag in our junk drawer that I used to hold the caps. Now, Juliet and Ben have a fun little game they can play together!

[Things to remember if you want to do this project: 
* all the bottle caps need to be the same on the outside
* if you have repeated letters in your phrase, make sure the color of the sticker differentiate them--for example, I had 3 d's, so I used three different colored stickers for them. ]

If you are looking for some great books to read on Father's Day, check out my Father's Day booklist!

This fun project was a way I made Memory work for me--for more "works for me" tips, head over to: 

works for me wednesday at we are that family

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Becky said...

Vanessa, you are SO creative! This is awesome.

Chels said...

Easy game and creative use of bottle caps! My son would love to make a few bottle cap games for dad-- memory, checkers, and tic-tac-toe! They could stay in the car and be the games we play on a picnic! Thanks once again for the inspiration!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Very cute!! We love to make crafts with those circle stickers, and I'm sure Juliet and Ben will enjoy lots of Memory games together! Great idea!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, this is so cute! I love activities you can do together. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

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