Hello again! It's been a very busy December! I've been making a lot of Christmas gifts for family and friends and wanted to share a couple of those today. I made games in explosion boxes for my niece and nephew who are 4 and 7 years old. I love making games and have made them in the past for my 2 older nieces. I decided to keep these pretty simple since the kids are younger. I thought the explosion box design would work well for what I wanted to do.
I made the game "EEK!" for my nephew and "Oh Jolly Joy" for my niece.
Like a traditional explosion box you take the top off and the sides fall down. I made the box and top with chipboard instead of just cardstock to make it stronger and more durable.
I printed the instructions and glued it to the back of one of the pages.
The pages then fold out to make the game board.
I printed the verbiage for the spaces on my computer and then glued them to the spaces.
I used number stickers for the number spinner. I used foam pop dots to attach the spinner so it would sit up off the page to spin properly.
For the 2nd spinner I hand wrote the instructions as I didn't have stickers small enough. I tried to print them on my computer but I couldn't get it to work right. And this gives it that personal Aunt Pam touch anyway!
The 2nd game works basically the same but has 1 spinner and cards.
The pages fold out to create game board.
This game board is a different configuration and plays a little differently but was constructed in the same way.
This game has cards as part of the game play. To make the cards I used rubber stamps from Stampin Up's Freaky Friends stamp set and some bug stamps I've had forever. Monsters and Bugs - perfect for a little boy!
The games were a lot of fun to make and I can't wait to give them to the kids for Christmas!
Thanks for checking out my projects today! Have a great day!