I love playing games. Whether it’s Candy Land with my oldest daughter or Bunco with the ladies, I always have a blast learning new games and playing the classics.
Today I bring to you an awesome (and compact) way to play one of those classics. Checkers!
Here is a fun and easy way to play this classic game pretty much anywhere and everywhere. Whether you’re at a restaurant waiting on your food or in the car on a long road trip, you can just pull this out of your purse and pass the time!
So, here’s how you make this compact version.
First, you’ll gather the following supplies: An Altoids tin (Or herb teas tin in my case, ha!), Mod Podge, craft brush, paper plate, scissors, two different colors of cardstock, small craft magnets, and checkered scrap book paper.
**Feel free to spray paint your tin before you do this step if you want to make it extra fancy. I liked the color and look of this tin so I kept it in its natural state.
Once you’re finished it should look something like this. Make sure all your brush strokes are even and going in the same direction. When the Mod Podge dries it will become clear, so don’t worry about the way it looks at this point.
Then, take half the magnets you’re using and stick them to one color of card stock. Stick the rest to the other color of card stock. Give enough space between each magnet to get your scissors in between them to cut them out.
Speaking of classic games- Another great game that I have always loved playing is Bingo! I played this fun community-style game every year as a wee tween at the Fire Station in the small town we lived in. I guess my next adventure is to figure a way to make a Bingo Altoids tin. In the meantime, I guess I’ll play online. There are some websites out there that you can play Bingo (no tutorial or Mod Podge needed- ha!). One really great website that I know of comes from the UK, called FoxyBingo.com. It’s always fun to gather with others- whether it’s online or in person- and play another great, classic game.
Enjoy! Let me know how your Altoids Tin Game turned out for you.