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Se7en Makes a Card Family in Se7en Steps…

February 13th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Meet The Card Family:


And Their Friends:


Let’s Meet Players:

  • A pack of old cards, one or ten were missing. Ours were mini-cards but any cards will do.
  • Pipecleaners.
  • Bottle Caps. Anything round will work for heads.
  • Markers.
  • A Paper Punch.
  • A Blob of Glue.
  • Mini Magnets.

Let’s Play The Game:

  1. Cut your pipe cleaner into four bits and bend the bits in half.
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  3. Punch a hole in the four corners of your cards and thread the pipe cleaners through them.
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  5. Twist the pipecleaner ends together.
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  7. Add a blob of glue and a bottle cap to your card.
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    Apply the face!
  9. We were happy with these and played for ages, making an entire tribe…
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  11. And then added magnets to them and upped the whole game!!!
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    There were even some parent people:


Happy Valentines Day from the Card Family…


That us!!! We were doing this for Valentine but with a little adaption this is a quick way to make a quite a few people, for any occasion, from things lying around the house!!!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 katherinemarie // Feb 13, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    These are absolutely DELIGHTFUL!!!!!!!! I’m putting this on my to do list. :):) THANKS for sharing all your marvelous ideas.

  • 2 se7en // Feb 14, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Hi KM, This was indeed a good one and kept little people busy for a…g…e…s!!! And then some more to play with them on the fridge!!! Hope you have a lovely Valentines Day. Lots of Love.

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  • 4 mermaid // Mar 31, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Oh, these are soooooooooooooooo cute! Will start making them straight away!

    *And off she went to collect the material 😀

  • 5 se7en // Mar 31, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Oh Mermaid, I hope you have heaps of fun!!!

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