Paper Games for Kids


Button Flip Game
Cut the lid and front flap off an egg carton.
Cut the lid and front flap off an egg carton.

When you play the Button Flip Game, you'll find out how many points can you rack up by using a button shooter to flip smaller buttons into an egg carton. This game is guaranteed to provide hours of fun.

How to Play the Button Flip Game

What You'll Need:

  • Paper Egg Carton
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Dimensional Paint
  • Clear Acrylic Gloss Spray
  • Scraps of Card Stock: 3 colors
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Black fine-tip felt marker
  • Craft glue

1. Cut the lid and front flap off the egg carton; discard.

2. Cut behind the cone-shaped dividers, leaving these and one row of cups intact. Trim the rough edges behind the cones.

3. Paint the carton black, getting into all the little nooks and crannies. Let dry. Decorate with dimensional paint. Let set for an hour, then spray with clear gloss spray. Set aside to dry while making the point markers.

4. Trace the point marker pattern onto each color card stock twice. Outline with black marker, and cut out. Print a number, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60, on each marker. 5. Bend the top of the marker back, and glue the long end of each behind an egg cup.

Glue a point marker onto each egg cup.

6. To play this game, you'll need a few flat 3/4-inch buttons and a 1-inch flat button to use as a shooter. Place the game on a table or the floor. Place a piece of tape several inches in front of the game.

7. With the small buttons anywhere behind the tape, use the shooter button to flip them into the egg cups. Tally your points as you go.

Pattern is actual size.

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