Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Quick and Fun Gift to Make

Some time ago I saw that Junie had made this "Five Stones" game. I thought it a fun idea and tucked it away in my brain for future use. This was the year I brought out the idea and did something with it.

I like to do a small gift at the table for our Christmas dinner guests. Each of the male guests at the table will receive one of these. I used five different wool fabrics for the stones and filled them with flax seeds.

The bags are also made of wool with an ultrasuede tie. I thought all the grey tones gave this a most masculine air, in contrast to most of my sewing and crafting. These were simple and fast and here's where you can find the Five Stones Tutorial and instructions for playing the game. It's like jacks. This game is also called Cinco Marias in Brazil. It seems to be played, with varying versions, around the world. I copied the Brazilian instructions and the Israeli instructions onto a card to tuck into the bags.

I thought it might be too simple, but my husband and I played last night and there were little "stones" flying all over the place. It's a fun thing to have on a coffee table or to take on a trip to entertain children of all ages!
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7 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks for the great idea, Lorrie. Not too hard to pull together even at this late date!!

Elizabethd said...

Brilliant idea for my 13 year old grandson to play whilst he is visiting! Thank you.

Elizabethd said...

PS.....how do you play the game?

Kaye Swain said...

Such a cute idea! Thank you :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Fun idea...and one I will tuck away for future reference.

Junie Moon said...

I'm so glad you made this and are enjoying the game. The fabric choices and the greys are perfect; I'll have to remember your choices when I make new sets.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Leanne said...

What a great idea. I will put it on my to do list we have friends who go camping and it would be perfect for them.