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This weekend we went camping and I started teaching my kids some easy card games. Except, for a 3 & 5 year old, holding a massive hand of cards, like you need to do in Go Fish, is no easy task. So, I put on my thinking cap and came up with this dirt cheap and ridiculously easy DIY.
My kids have such a hard time holding cards the right way. Do yours? I’ve seen card holders like these…
But who wants to pay $10 when you can make your own, right?
How To Make This DIY Card Holder for Kids
- Buy a pool noodle at the Dollar Store. (or buy several, there are tons of uses for them)
- Cut it into 5 or 6 equal pieces with an X-ACTO Knife￼.
- Then make a slit by cutting a line, lengthwise, in each pool noodle piece.
- Use it to hold your cards!
If you buy a pool noodle for .99 and cut each pool noodle into 6 pieces, each one costs 16.5 cents!
My kids love it and we’ll be using it for many more games of Go Fish. (Which is much more fun when you can’t see your opponents’ cards)
Thank you for this easy idea. My grandparents had the disc card holders for me as a child, but I never could find them for my own children. Now they are big enough to hold their cards. But I will hopefully have grand children, and I do have some young cousins to make it for!
Marie Chambless says
I am part of a group that play Canasta every week. We are senior citizens and some of us have arthritis or our fingers start cramping from holding the cards. I started making these holders using the pool noodles and they work great. Thank you for the idea.