I've been working through some new projects all around the theme of quiet guided activities for my son. I love the idea of activities that are self contained.I saw this idea on - where else - Pinterest. It is basically the game of memory, but with fabric. I have so much fabric that I just love, and this seemed to be a great, quick, scrap fabric project.
I cut 40 5x5 squares, 20 from patterned fabric (2 of each) and 20 in the backing print. I put them right sides together and sewed most of the way around and flipped them. I filled mine with Polyfill, because that is what I had on-hand. You could also use interfacing, or quilt batting, or even beans. Then, I put another stitch around the outside to close the holes and make them lie a bit flat.
The bag I just pieced together, using the outside fabric from the memory squares as the lining fabric.
|Fabric squares fit neatly into the bag.|
|Quick storage bag to hold activity.|
There are many ways to play with these adorable fabric squares. Line them up for a traditional game of memory and search for matches. You can also just pile them up and ask your child to find a match. My little guy likes to find things like birds and bugs, sort of like an I-spy game.