I have been working on some clothespin games for at least six months now. I wanted to have a board to attach clothespins to, but to have the option to play several different games. I went through a lot of trials and errors before I came up with my current solution. I was trying to have a solution that would be easy for someone to make, and easy to change the game board.
The board is made out of coroplast (corrugated plastic), and is hot glued and duck taped together. The size is just right to fit into a scrapbook storage box , and the different game boards fit into a 12×12 scrapbook page protector sleeve. The game boards can be slid in and out of the bottom of the clothespin board in order to change the game that is being played.
Some games I have made so far are a basic grid to play 4 in a row, a grid for chess or checkers, a game similar to sorry (which was requested by one of my clients), a letters and writing game, a game similar to chutes and ladders, and a color and shape bingo matching. I will put together a post on how to make the board, so look out for that.
I haven’t quite finished all of the games that I am working on, but will hope to have them done in the next few weeks. I have to play them with the clients to see what changes need to be made before they are ready for primetime.
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