Friday, July 22, 2011

Are We There Yet? Bingo

This was the little project I started that wouldn't die! I wanted to make a Car Bingo game for the grandkids to play on their way to Alabama when they left for vacation 2 weeks ago. Didn't happen! I had too many "Hall of Shames"! I'm not going to bore you with all the things that went wrong, but here is what I ended up with (after they were back from vacation!).


The boards are magnet on one side for bingo and a chalkboard on the other side.


 

I just started with those little boards from Hobby Lobby. They came in a package of 6 (I ruined the first three) and I painted them with chalkboard paint.


 

This is the steel sheet that worked. The first one I bought wouldn't hold a magnet and no, I didn't think to check it until I was all finished! Trash! I took a couple of days to calm down and then went back to Home Depot with magnet in hand. This one worked!



I used Greg's snips to cut the metal and Gorilla Glued it to the board.



I printed all the words on pretty paper and mod-podged it to the metal. I added the trim so there wouldn't be any sharp edges.


 

I used the same paper for the markers and added the little magnet to all of them.



I hope you still like me after you hear my confession. I love Spam! I can only have it when Greg's working, it's my guilty little pleasure! Forgive me?


 

I mod-podged more paper to the can and added a little trim.



You probably all know about this, but Kathleen from Always Sew Love told me about it. I had no idea what a brayer was, but it sure makes mod-podging much easier! No lumps or bubbles! Thank you so much, Kathleen!



You can see I wrapped a magnet strip around the piece of chalk to store it.

 




It's just too bad I didn't get it done in time for the kids' vacation. Oh well, at least I'm ready for the next time they leave for a road trip!

I'll be joining these fabulous parties this week.

38 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

You are definitely a SUPER mom!! What a great idea!

I thought Spam was for after a nuclear attack, when there's not one morsel of food left on the planet...you drag out your can of Spam. ;-)

Jedbel @ The Pear Tree Cottage said...

I love this idea! Thank you for the detailed tutorial. We will be taking a long car trip in two weeks and this might be just the thing to keep my boys entertained :)

Shana said...

Oh, this is a great game! I'll have to make one for the family vacation. Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from the You Like Me Friday Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com. Thanks! By the way, we are GIVING AWAY an IPAD 2 and would love for you to enter if you haven’t already! Nice to meet you!

Terry said...

I gasped out loud for real when I read that you finished the project before discovering that the metal didn't hold a magnet. Nuts!! I would definitely do that exact same thing, lol. I love how this turned out in the end though. (Spam? Oh the shame, Ann)

bbygrl19 said...

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Emilee said...

Hey there! Brand new follower! and I'm loving your blog! Having a look around and I can't wait to see more!

Patricia said...

Great idea! Following via FNFW blog hop.
Already a follower. Stop by and visit.

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Mommyof2girlz said...

Awesome idea! Wish I had this when we drove cross country a few months back, I might still have some of my sanity...lol Stopping by from FTLOB, wonderful to meet you. I pinned this ;)

Honey at 2805 said...

Clever idea and always the question - are we there yet?

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Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Awesome idea! Great tutorial too! Very useful for long drives. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jill said...

What a fabulous idea! Perfect for car trips - yes, you're well prepared for next time!! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

~ said...

I bet your grands think you are the best ever! I love this idea so much! Thanks so much for sharing at the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop! ( I am co-hosting this week) and I was so happy to see this fun project! I am now following to see all the fun things you are doing!
creativecarmella.blogspot.com

Modern Wivelyhood said...

What a fun idea! It turned out really cute! Thanks for sharing, visiting from Homemaker on a Dime!
www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

btanders said...

What a fun idea! Good for those long car rides!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

meijo's JOY said...

You are such a super Grand'mom'!

~The Bargain Babe said...

That is so cute! Too bad the first set got ruined since they weren't magnetic. I once had a friend in direct sales (avon, etc type of thing) and she ordered a huge $60 sign for her car to advertise her business on.

She got the sign in the mail.

It wouldn't stick to her car. The car wasn't magnetic.

She then had a $60 JUMBO refrigerator magnet. lol

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great project! They'll have a lot of fun playing with this once they go on another trip! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Someday Crafts. This is an absolutely adorable project!

If you have written a post about a great restaurant, store or perhaps taken a fun trip I am now hosting a new linky party entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Come on by!

Happy Wednesday!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

This is adorable! I am sending this link to a friend who has started a travel blog... brilliant!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a creative grandma you are. My granddaughter might want to trade hers in for one who has such good ideas.

shopannies said...

love this idea

Jen said...

This is the most creative thing I have ever seen. No more fighting in the backseat, lol....love it.

Thank you for joining us on I ♥ Blogging Hop I am your newest follower. Have a great week!

Big D and Me said...

So much fun! I love it - I made a printable LEGO bingo game on my site - maybe your grandkids would like it

http://www.bigdandme.com/2011/05/lego-bingo/

Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

This is a FABULOUS project….
Hi there….

I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime….:)
T.G.I.F. Linky Party

Erica said...

What a great idea! You are very creative!

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Ladybird Ln said...

What a fun idea, I could have used this this weekend!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Coley said...

Seriously, you should sell these for a living! It is so dang creative and practical. Wonderful idea :)

Coley at
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Stuff and Nonsense said...

what a fun idea for a car trip...long or short...we are heading to disney in the fall and i'll have to use your idea to make our own...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

alison

ChicChat said...

That is a great idea! Its one of those, "Why didn't I think of that" ideas. Perfect for longer rides. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Adams said...

Clever idea! I need to do this for my grandkids for a trip we are making in September. Following your blog now.I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/07/wickedly-crafty-saturdays.html

jamie said...

so what did you use for a magnetic board?

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to try this for my kids. We do so many trips to see family that my kids would LOVE this.

I had to share this idea on Shout Out Sunday this week! Thanks so much for such a fun idea.

http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/07/shout-out-sunday_31.html

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

HI there! Vivienne from The V Spot sent me over - this is adorable!! I have a family travel blog titled "R We There Yet Mom?" (funny huh?) and I would LOVE to feature you & this adorable BINGO game on it - Please let me know if you would be interested.

www.rwethereyetmom.com

~BEcca

Katie said...

Great job on this. I remember my mom having magnetic car games for us while on road trips. Love this!

Thank you for linking up at Sew Woodsy last week. Hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that is one crafty idea that I sure would love to re-create. With two energetic boys in the car, I sure need one of those sets.

To Sew With Love said...

what a clever idea, Terri! Just great for kids especially when you're travelling! We are featuring this project today and votation starts today too! Congratulations and thanks for linking up! Have a lovely weekend...

Hugs,
lelanie

To Sew With Love said...

hi, Terri! It's voting time for our finest linked-up project for the month of august and you are one of our finalists. The votation round will run for a whole week and the winner will be announced next sunday.

Feel free to share.

http://www.to-sew-with-love.com/2011/09/vote-for-tswls-finest-of-august-2011.html


Have a lovely sunday!



Hugs,
Lelanie