This accordion style coin book is really just eight (front + back) paint samples taped together. I used cheapy double stick tape to adhere the coins to the sticks and paint chips.
Object of game? Match the popsicle stick to the correct coin.
I’m really diggin these recycled craft projects. Why on earth did I ever pay money for mainstream toys and games? While I was working on this Mason made a house with paint chip siding. Emerson used ‘dots’ on chip samples. I’m out of paint chips now… maybe that means I need to start another home improvement project! Naaaa, I’d rather do art!
In preparation for Earth Day we are doing lots of trash-to-treasure projects! Meet Robby— he’s actually a counting game disguised as a lovable little robot!
-thirty buttons in various sizes
-three recycled tins (at least one with a lid for game piece storage)
-paper for game cards & tin wrap
-roll of self adhesive magnet tape
Project takes about thirty minutes… while I was whipping up Robby, Emerson made some button art and Mason made a guitar from an egg box. Adhere paper to tins with a thin coat of modge podge and add a small slice of magnetic tape to the back of each button.
Count by 10s
Count by 5s (shown above left)
Count by 2s
Add (Example 5+2=___ child would put 5 buttons on top tin, 2 on middle & 7 on bottom)
Free Time (create your own robot)
Small, Medium, Large (organize buttons by size)
The coffee tin is the perfect size for storing the smaller game pieces. Robby says go make a recycled art project for Earth Day!!!!