Color Diffusing Paper Game Pad

Feature-Image-diffusingpapergameCombine all your favorite classic board games and take them with you wherever you go! Perfect for those long car-rides or for group playtime sessions in the classroom. 

Age: 6+

Duration: 20 minutes

You’ll Need:

R15212 Color Diffusing Paper 12 x 18″ (30.5 x 46 cm)

• Assorted buttons: R2131 Bright Buttons or R2143 Really Big Buttons

• Paint

• Paint bowl

• Paint tray

• Hole punch

• Colorful ribbon

• Large wooden block (for stamping)

Line-13This game pad is convenient to carry anywhere! I’ll show you how to attach a ribbon to the game pad so that it’s easy to roll up and secure.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALay out the paper on the tray. First, figure out which games you would like to include in the game board. If required, use a pencil to sketch out the game board before stamping out the various game spots.


The game boards I chose were Tic-Tac-Toe and Checkers, which is pretty simple to stamp out. I used a small clear block to make the perfect-sized spaces for both game boards.

To stamp out the spaces, I used the white of the paper as half of the spaces and simply connected the spaces by the corners. Dip the block into the bowl of paint and stamp the spaces onto the paper.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeave the paint to dry. When dry, punch a hole on one end of the game board.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACut a length of ribbon and tie one end to the hole punched side.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow you can roll up the game pad and store it away for future use or take it with you on a long trip to play with friends!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUse the buttons as game pieces! Play Tic-Tac-Toe by trying to get three of the same buttons in a row or use your game pieces to capture your opponents’ in Checkers!


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