My daughter is about 4.5 years old and she’s getting to the age where we play cards. Yay! I have so many memories of playing cards growing up with my mom and my nana. Imagine my excitement when Kamea asked me to play again and again after we played Crazy 8s… Frozen style of course.
My mom bought this box of Frozen games (I think at Target, but it’s on Amazon now too), and it’s soooooooooo good. It comes with a whole slew of Frozen games that are actually really good. I even like them.
Anyway… in the box of games is the game Crazy 8s and we love playing it. Trouble was that Kamea always played it open handed because she struggled holding all of the cards in her cute little hands.
We were at Nana’s one day and the two of them were playing the Frozen Crazy 8s and Nana had a solution! OMG it’s perfect! (My sister-in-law’s mom came up with the idea – brilliant. Thanks, Chris!)
It’s a swimming pool noodle thing!
Here is how to make them! Step by step…
Get a swimming pool noodle.
Cutting time. Get a knife and cut 12-inch long tubes.
Slice in half length-wise …
… so they lay flat on the table.
Now, make two rows in each card holder using a pen (note: don’t use a marker like we did because it didn’t dry well – use a pen). Make the two lines about 1/2-inch apart.
Gently use a knife to cut into the lines, but be careful not to go all the way through or they will cease to exist as card holders (although those mistakes do make decent magic wands we found out).