After seeing Sew Fantastics Paint Chip Matching Game on yesterdays Link Up, I just knew that I needed to get my hands on some Paint Chips!
So while out running errands 'J' & I made a pitstop at The 'Deeps (aka-Home Depot) to help ourselves to some 'complimentary' paint chips. Then had a sudden thought that there are SO many crafts out there revolved around paint chips right now that they are probably getting pissy about everyone clearing out their stash with no intentions of ever buying paint for any of the 50+ chips they just pocketed & started feeling like I was being watched & getting a "tisk tisk tisk"...
...so i bought a touch-up roller for $1.99. The bonus part is that I realized later that I actually needed that little roller. See, everyone wins.
Watch what happens when you take these:
...& cut off the ends...
...trim them to fit...
...& glue them on the ends!
This was so simple & quick that I actually did it while 'J' & I ate our lunch today! I think the next time I'm by The 'Deeps I'll pick up another set (or 2 or 3) of cards. If I put 2 back-to-back & wrap in clear packing tape to "laminate" it, they will be a lot sturdier & last longer.
'J' had a lot of fun playing with them after his "nap" (< I'm putting that in quotes because his sleeping has been sub-par as of late. Naps are averaging about an hour & only about 10hrs at night...ugh...). They are not only helping with fine motor skills, but with learning his colors & matching too. This is definitely getting added to my "DIY Toddler Gifties" folder! Once he masters these colors, I'll add more to the set (pink, light blue, light green, grey, etc) & may even draw a small square on each card for him to try & clip on to help with hand/eye coordination.
All in all, this cost me $0 & took 5 mins of my time...thats a WIN folks!