Help toddlers learn their colors with this sweet confection matching game made with Phoomph. Precision cutting is important with this project.
Phoomph, Stiff, 4 sheets
Brown fabric, ¼ yard
Pink Polka Dot fabric, ¼ yard
Fabric in 6 different designs, 1/8 yard or fat quarter
1. Copy and trace cupcake patterns on card stock.
2. Trace large cupcake pattern on paper backing of Phoomph. (3 per sheet of Phoomph). Cut
3. On brown fabric trace 12 bottom pieces on wrong side of fabric. Reverse paper pattern and trace 12 more bottom pieces. Cut. Keep sets of brown bottom pieces separate.
4. Trace 12 cupcake top pattern pieces on wrong side of pink polka dot fabric. Cut.
5. Reverse cupcake top pattern. Trace 2 each on wrong side of different fabrics for a total of 12 tops. (6 sets of 2)
6. Remove paper backing from one side of Phoomph. Attach brown bottom fabric matching side and bottom edges. Smooth fabric if necessary. Place pink polka dot fabric on top. Adjust and smooth fabric as needed.
7. Turn cupcake over. Peel paper backing from the other side. Add cupcake bottom piece from second stack of brown fabric. Add different colored fabric tops. Adjust as needed smoothing fabrics to the edge.
8. Trim edges as needed to remove any excess fabric or uncovered Phoomph.
To Play: This memory game is easy to play. Shuffle the cupcakes then place them on a flat surface with the polka dot side facing up. Turn 2 cards over to see if they match. If they match set the cupcakes aside. The player’s turn continues as long as they keep making a match. The turn ends when cards do not match. The next player keeps playing as long as they make a match. No match, next player takes a turn.
Score 5 points for each matched set of Phoomph Cupcakes. The first person to reach 50 points wins the game.
About the Author
Eizabeth Hill is a retired county extension agent who has taught countless 4-H’ers to sew. Elizabeth designs projects for Coats and Clark and she continues to share her love of sewing with youth in her church & community.