How to make the milk bottle-top pairs game

goodtoknow mum, Natalie Wyatt, sent in this clever pairs game which she made with her son using milk bottle tops jazzed up with colourful paper shapes.

Natalie said: ‘We had fun making this craft and it was really relaxing too. My son went on to make more intricate designs to use in his own game with friends. After we got tired of playing, we glued the milk bottle tops onto the canvas and hung it on his bedroom wall.’

This craft is easy enough for children, aged four and upwards, to make. Just follow Natalie’s illustrated step-by-step instructions and make your own game of pairs.

What you will need

  • 16 plastic milk bottle tops
  • Paper in various colours
  • Shape-cutter stamp
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Canvas or a piece of cardboard, for the base