A Matching Game (A Tutorial and Download)

A Matching Game (A Tutorial and Download)  via lilblueboo.com

I’m starting to think about holiday gifts…and so I’ll be sharing a bunch of ideas for handmade holiday gifts over the next few weeks. I made this cute little matching game using wood craft disks and Citra Solv. It’s easy to make, inexpensive and the recipient will love the handmade quality! It’s a great game to throw in your purse for on-the-go entertainment….for all ages.


A Matching Game (materials)  via lilblueboo.com

The cute little animals are from a free (personal use) font called Pixel Farms. You can download the font an create a template but I also uploaded my template at the bottom of this post to make it easy on you.


A Matching Game (using wood pieces)  via lilblueboo.com

I put the game in a muslin bag. I added the graphic to the front using iron-on transfer paper:


A Matching Game (how to make the bag)  via lilblueboo.com


It’s like your typical “memory” game…..all the pieces go face down:


Wood Memory Game  via lilblueboo.com

And each player gets a turn to flip them over until a pair matches:


Wood Memory Game  via lilblueboo.com

Click here to see the entire Citra Solv transfer tutorial…..but basically you print the template out using a laser printer or photo copier:


Wood Memory Matching Game (step 1) via lilblueboo.com

Apply Citra Solv to the back of the paper and rub the image off onto the wood:


Wood Memory Matching Game (step 2) via lilblueboo.com

A finished transfer:

Wood Memory Matching Game (step 3) via lilblueboo.com

Aren’t all the little animals so cute?


Wood Memory Matching Game (step 4) via lilblueboo.com

Here’s the template I made for my game….click to download the PDF:


Wood Memory Matching Game (download) via lilblueboo.com

Wood Memory Matching Game (download) via lilblueboo.com


Check out these other Citra Solv tutorials:


We are also hosting a giveaway from Citra Solv! Click HERE to enter!



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Yahoo for more citra solv projects! I’m officially addicted! I hope and pray that you’ll get through your latest medical trial quickly and as painlessly as possible. You are a beautiful person with so much talent and love for life…wishing you all the best!
    P.s. Thanks SO much for offering production licenses for yor patterns. I’ve been making sienna dresses like crazy for my daughter and now everyone wants one! They are so easy, cute and also incredibly addicting!

  2. 2

    I have a feeling if I buy me a bottle of citra solv, my creativity will know no bounds!

  3. 3

    I follow Lil Blue on facebook!

  4. 4

    thank you ! this will make a very sweet handmade Christmas present, I think! Now to try and find citra solv…

  5. 5

    Wohoo, I just ordered two bottles of Citra Solv from a British shop which sends to Germany… can’t wait to experiment with various transfers – thanks so much for the inspiration! I’ll link back to your site when I post my first results :D

  6. 6

    Hi there. I noticed that you used black only on this transfer…will this process work on color images also? thanks…great tutorial

  7. 7

    These are just adorable. And sooooo simple . Thank You!
    I have included them in a list of great tutorials to make for little boys and girls for Christmas.
    If you would like to have a look you can see it here…
    Thanks for taking the time to put this together for us.
    Ally on harrysdesk

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    I love this tutorial! My daughter wants to make these for her little brother for Christmas. We have run into a little snag though. We can not get the transfer to work. Any ideas what we may be doing wrong? We printed your template and we are using Citrasolv and no luck! Please help?!


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