2.24.2009

Paint Sample Color Cards


While at Home Depot recently...(someone told me you can buy basic glue there in bulk-looked but did not find it...) Then, I remembered this post from Sharla at My Little Gems and I found the Disney Paint Display. Oh. Dear. I was so excited to see these sample paint cards! So (naturally) I snagged a few (they're free!), laminated them (for durability) and the kids had a ball sorting and matching and playing an impromptu game of memory or as they like to call it (thanks Charlie and Lola) "flip flop!"

24 comments:

  1. Oh, I love it!!! And I have to put a laminator on my wish list...I have a birthday every year, right?

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  2. What an absolutely fantastic idea! My son adores Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse. Your paint sample cards are definitely something that we need to be doing.

    Thanks for sharing!

    -Wenda

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  3. This is a really great idea! BFG loves the Mickey-shaped samples! Can't wait to try this! BFG is crazy over Memory type games right now.

    Some more ideas are:
    -use them to teach color mixing(red + yellow = orange) or intro Venn diagrams (blue in one circle and yellow in the other and green in the intersecting section).

    -get several samples in varying shades of the same color and have the children seriate them (put in order) from light to dark and dark to light. Great for practicing visual discrimination skills!

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  4. I'm headed to the Home Depot today! Great Fun Idea! Thanks

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  5. Those are really cute, I'll be visiting my home depot soon!

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  6. What a great idea! A Home Depot stop just got added to my errand list. Awesome!

    Cheers, Kiy

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  7. My daughter HAS to pick up paint chips every time we go to the hardware store. She loves them!

    Cute idea to make it into a matching game.

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  8. Hey Michelle, my name is Kate I actually found you on google... I was looking for some ideas on how to spruce up veggies :) I love your blog and could spend hours just soaking up all of your cute ideas! I hope thats ok that I'm following your blog! Thanks for the inspiration -I haven't been blessed with kids yet but I'm starting a little personal book of ideas and fun things I would like to do with them when I get them! Thanks for helping me fill it!!!

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  9. Wow these are amazing!! I can actually enjoy a trip to Home Depot now!!

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  10. A Laminator is not neccesary. Just pick up clear contact paper at any store! Works perfect, I have been using that technique for years!

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  11. Love it! What a great idea. And we are big Charlie and Lola fans, here, too!

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  12. Why didn't I think of this? I have a laminator I got for Christmas that's ready for its first project. Not to mention a Home Depot down the road with those exact paint samples. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. So going to steal this idea! Hope they have these at my home improvement store!

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  14. What a great idea! I think we'll have to head to Home Depot and try this!

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  15. Thank you for linking me and sharing my idea and giving me credit!:) I really appreciate it! I saw another way recently-using the cards w/ 3 colors, and using a clothespin to match to the shade of color w/ a piece of a matching color card. Also, I did a similiar thing w/ Valentine's cards-that were on clearance- we made a matching game out of those (it is on the blog:))

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  16. This is way cool, I want some!

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  17. Hey lady! I'm loving reading your blog! I'm having creepytime too though. We made exactly the same thing with exactly the same paint swatches a few months back. I didn't laminate ours though and never blogged about them. My kids are loving Charlie and Lola and the infamous flip flop too ;)

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  18. I love this simple idea!

    I'm working on a post for TLC's Parentables. I will be compiling ideas of things you can make with paint chips. May I have your permission to use one of your photos and link to this post?

    Sincerely,
    Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)

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  19. My 2 year old thinks I am the greatest because of this game and I have you to thank for that! Thank you for the fun idea!

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  20. Carrie6:04 AM

    I checked our home depot and they don't have Disney shaped paint chips. Bummer. Anyone know where I could get them?

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  21. What a great idea. Shame that I live in Australia :(

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  22. I can't find these Disney paint chips anywhere!!! I would like to make some for my girls for the flight to Disney. If anyone can help please let me know.

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