Mustache Match Puzzle

Guest Post by Adrienne
matching game for preschool
We love mustaches, puzzles and felt around our house so this Mustache Match activity was a hit! My original idea was to use construction paper (which would work great!), but since I love ALL things felt I went the felt route instead. Last Christmas I made felt mustaches on a stick for each of our family members so I had those in mind when creating this project.
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I didn’t want it to be too easy for Sweet P so I created 10 mustaches and made some that looked similar to make it challenging for her. I used a variety of colors (but you could just use black), including some that we don’t talk about often so we could incorporate color recognition as well. I looked up a few of the styles (Charlie Chaplin, Fu Manchu, Handlebar, Lorax) so I could talk about the type of mustaches with her for fun. Sweet P loved this game and wanted to do it several times.

matching game for preschool

The Project: Mustache Match Game

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What you need:

  • 1 piece of construction paper
  • pencil
  • various colors of felt
  • scissors
  • black marker or Sharpie
  • flat magnets
  • hot glue gun/glue
Trace mustaches onto various colors of felt or fold felt in half and cut free hand. Trace each mustache onto a piece of construction paper (this will be your puzzle). Outline each mustache with a black sharpie. You can stop here or cut them out (I cut them out so the magnets would work a bit better). Laminate the construction paper for durability.
Stiffen felt using 1 part water/1 part glue. Mix the glue and water together in a small bowl, then dip each mustache into the mixture. Squeeze out excess water and place damp mustaches on a baking sheet to dry overnight. They should be stiff in the morning.

Hot glue flat magnets to the back of each mustache. Place the puzzle mat on a baking sheet with your mustache magnets in a small bowl and you’re ready to go!

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Don’t forget to try on a few! Baby Blue got in on the action, too!

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Adrienne  blogs at The Iowa Farmer’s Wife. She is a mama to 2 munchkins: a toddler and a 5 mo old. She blogs about  daily activities, crafts and the fun foods they grow and eat. You can find out more about her here.

Comments

  1. says

    This is too cute. We are doing Lorax things next week – not just Earth day – but all week!
    I would love to use this idea with my kindergarten class. Is it possible for you to scan that page and email it to me? I would love to use all those patterns.
    Thanks!

    • Allison McDonald says

      So sorry no – I would have to contact the original author. I am guessing it’s too late but your comment was stuck in spam and I’ve just found it.

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