When I first came up with this idea, I was thinking of parents who have their kids home for the summer. I wish I'd thought of this when I was one of you! You could adapt the craft supplies to work with almost any age, and in some cases you could even let them help pick them out. I don't know who I'm kidding though - I would totally play this myself.
I'm going to show you how to make the dice in a minute, but first I'd like to explain how you can use them. There are two dice, with a different craft medium on each side. That means there are a total of twelve different potential crafting items available. The idea is that you have to be creative with whatever the dice presents you with.
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Since I made up this game, the rules are pretty loose. Here are some options:
- Toss both dice. Whatever they land on, you have to make something using both items. (i.e. fabric and buttons)
- Toss both dice. Choose one from the two options shown and craft with that.
- Toss both dice. Choose one, toss both again and choose a second.
Of course, you're free to change it up however you'd like. You could also be pretty broad with the categories, like including cardboard as paper, or any kind of cord or string as yarn. If you find a fun way to play, I'd love to hear about it!
Cut the dice out along the outside line, including the tabs.
Score the lines with a stylus, if you have one available. You can do this on the front by dragging the stylus along the fold lines next to a ruler. Not required, but it does make folding easier.
Fold the tabs toward the inside.
Fold each line between the sides.
Using the glue stick, glue the tabs to the sides to create a cube shape, until you're left with the one side that doesn't have any tabs facing the three tabs.
Pull the remaining three tabs up slightly as you add the glue. When you fold the final side down over them it should be pushing them down. That will help them stick, since you can't press them against the side.
Let them dry and you're ready to play!
To get you started, I found a few projects that use at least one of the crafting supplies mentioned, and some two or three. You can also check out my Crafts for Kids Pinterest board for a few more!