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Make a fun shape sorting game for your little ones! Dazzle it up with some gem details to make it fun and sparkle.

DIY Cardboard Gem Shape Sorter Game – Materials:

– Cardboard

– Paint and paintbrush

– Cutter

– Ruler

– Sharpie

– Glue
– Dowel Pins
Step 1: Have all your supplies ready.

Step 2: Cut out from your cardboard 3 rectangles (6″x14″).

Step 3: take another cardboard piece, and draw your shapes twice. Here I’ve made some gem shapes. Then cut, glue them together and paint them the color you want.

Step 4: Take one of your 14″x 6″ cardboard rectangle and draw on it the same shapes you cut previously. Basically you are putting together the top of your game; now you can cut the shapes out.

Step 5: Glue together your 3 rectangle pieces, including the one you just made. Allow to dry and then paint.

Step 6: Below is what you should have now!

Step 7: Make a hole on each gem shape; now you can paint your fluted dowel pin and then insert each of then in your gem shapes. You can glue if necessary.

Now it’s time to play!

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Marie-Laure, is an Architect first, a mom of two, but also a Do It Yourself kind of girl. She LOVES CRAFTING. Her blog La Maison de Loulou is a piece of her with simple and fun crafts, ideas, projects, and activities to do with your kids at anytime. Her children Louise and Roman are her inspiration and all the DIY’s are made for them to have fun. Toys, games, costumes..she loves exploring the kids world with her own twist.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.