This week we made our very own memory game using family pictures! Pinhole Press makes a beautiful set of customized memory game pieces that make for a great gift! This, of course, inspired us to make our own! It’s a little time consuming, but overall it was a fun project that turned out looking great. The kids love it, and get really excited when they flip over the pieces to reveal pictures of themselves!

We’ve even attached some free PDFs of Vicky Barone’s signature chevron design in three colors so you can print your own! Scroll down and click on the color you like to download it. There are six squares per page so make sure you print four pages!


– 24 unfinished wood squares (we ordered ours from here and got them in 3×3 inch)
– Fine grain sandpaper
– Mod Podge
– Foam paint brush
– 12 pictures, printed twice (ours are about 2.75×2.75 inches)
– 24 pieces of patterned paper (Download a free PDF at the bottom! You can also use scrapbook paper or even just paint the back of each square. Just make sure you make them all the same!)

What to do:
– Sand the edges of each of the wood pieces and round the corners. They’re unfinished so they can have a lot of splinters and sharp corners.
– Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on one side of a square and press on a picture. Let dry.
– Seal the picture using another thin layer of Mod Podge on top. Let dry.
– Once completely dry, repeat with the flip side of the wood square.

Click on the squares below to open the free PDFs in your favorite color!

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