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A Great Gift for Kids-this Tutorial is for my Bestselling Personalized Matching Game
I’ve received several requests lately for a personalized matching game tutorial…so here it is!
They are a (little) bit of work, but make a fun gift for the little ones in your life-children love seeing pictures of themselves!

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  • Step 1

    Cut your wood into approximately 1.5? x 2? pieces. If you want to buy the wood pre-cut, try an Etsy search-I did one myself and plenty of options came up (though they may be a slightly different size than what I use). Cut scrapbook paper to fit your tiles, and Mod Podge it on.

  • How to make a board game piece. Personalized Matching Game - Step 2
    Step 2

    This is where it might get a bit tricky…you need to take your photos and reduce them to 1.5? x 2?. I use Photoshop Elements to do this; here is a screenshot of what I do…
    I leave the Pixel Dimensions as is, and change the Document Size to the measurement that I want. There are lots of online tutorials, depending on which editing program you use. Next, print out your mini-photos and Mod Podge them to the back sides of your wood tiles.

  • How to make a board game piece. Personalized Matching Game - Step 3
    Step 3

    Allow both sides to dry well, and apply several coats of the non-toxic sealer of choice!

    Insert pieces into cute bag of choice….
    And Gift Away!

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