Fabric Bingo with Kelley of Casa Crafty
Kelley returns today with a fun take on bingo. This would make an easy handmade gift for the kiddos. It would also be a great travel game to bring along on your next big road trip. Here’s Kelley:
Hello to all the Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! readers. I’ve got a little after Halloween treat for you!
I really love unusual fabric. Sometimes, that fabric just screams to be turned into what it resembles. Like Mexican Bingo.
Before Halloween I brought home a yard of this amazing Alexander Henry print. Just because there are skeletons does not mean Halloween exclusive!
I love some of their quirkier prints: the beefcakes and pinups, the virgin de guadalupe, the ghastlies:
all of which have or ARE in my fabric stash. sometimes, you just have to have these things on hand… when I brought home these Dia de Los Muertas reminiscent characters my hubby said, “hey, those are a card game!” and voila, soft bingo was born!
The boys really loved this game. By using the large tiles, Murphy was able to play easily without having to read the spanglish!
1 yd cartas marcadas by Alexander Henry
1 yd backing fabric
1 yd Peltex 72
pinking shears (optional)
1. I choose 4 boards of 9 tiles as randomly as I could, with a few characters on each board overlapping a little, like on standard bingo: cut out the same size as your 9 tile board in the Peltex and your backing fabric
2. adhere Peltex per manufacturers instructions, sew a border. I choose to sew around each character and the edge
3. trim edges with pinking shears.
* repeat with the 24 characters in the entire collection. ( I cut and ironed this as one big panel, stitched it down and then cut out each individual tile with the shears.)
4. cut squares, or circles from the felt for your place holders.
How to play: just like Bingo, draw a tile, announce it, place a marker. we played till we filled the board, yelling “CARTAS!” when we had a blackout. also we played with 3 in a row, horizontal, vertical and diagonal.
The boys and I camped out in front of the woodstove and played several hands. They loved identifying the characters and what their jobs might be. I stored it in an oversize plastic bag, but if you used the scraps of your yard of cartas fabric to make a bag that would be super cute! ENJOY!
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