No Sew Matching Game


As the school year winds to a close, many of us will have little ones home all day again. We're counting the days (probably minutes) before we hear "I'm bored." For her last Maker Team project, Jess of @otterbeestitching has created a quick no sew matching game that will keep boredom at bay - and is also a great craft for older children to make themselves! Once again Jess has designed something fun enough to be enjoyed and stylish enough to be displayed. And did we mention it's no sew?

As a homeschool parent who also has a toddler in the house, there are plenty of times when I need a quick activity to keep my two year old busy while my older kids are focused on school tasks. I don’t always have a lot of time to put something together for him, as you might imagine, which is why no sew projects are the perfect solution, especially if I can use up some of my small or strangely shaped felt scraps in the process! This match game can be put together in about an hour, and keeps little hands and minds entertained for far longer than that.

Skill Level: Beginner, Kid-friendly
Time: 1 hour

Shop Supplies

Additional Supplies:

Spring Template  (click to download)
Felt Scraps, for Card Images
Rotary Cutter - optional
Cutting Mat - optional


1. Using a ruler and Frixion pen, measure and cut Mint and Evergreen felt sheets into 3 x 3" squares. To speed up this step, use a rotary cutter and mat, if available.

2. Print Spring Template above. Cut out shapes and trace onto felt scraps that match the subject. Be sure to cut out two of each design for matching! You can use the Spring templates included with this tutorial or design your own.

3. Using Tacky Glue, assemble images on Mint squares. Be sure to use a thin layer of glue over the whole surface of each shape. Press down firmly to make sure everything is secured to the square.

4. Apply thin layer of glue to Evergreen squares and attach to unembellished sides of Mint squares as backing. Try to keep glue slightly away from the edges so any excess can be trimmed and aligned.

You’ve successfully completed your match game! Because this is a no sew project, pieces are only as secure as the glue that holds them. Always supervise children under 3 as they play. If you have extra time, a simple running stitch works well for stitching images and a blanket stitch is perfect for the card edges.

Feel free to design your own templates to fit whatever theme is most exciting for your family. You can make very basic shapes or choose one shape and change the colors. The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to see how you make this project your own!

Thanks to Jess for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @otterbeestitching or visit her website. Stay tuned for more tutorials from the Benzie Design Maker Team!