8 ways to How to make a paper board game at home for kids?

8 ways on How to make DIY board games at home for kids?

Hey, If you are looking for some awesome, unique, and quick to make DIY board games for kids. Then, here I have collected a few simple-to-make board games that you can make at home using materials easily available to you. and these very well answer your query – How to make a paper board game at home?

I myself wanted to make some good board games to play with my kids. Therefore, I surfed online and got these games that I personally enjoy making and playing with. But I didn’t find any single stop from where I can choose and even know steps on How to make a paper board game at home? beforehand. That’s why I listed them here.

 DIY board games that you can make at home for kids.

  1. Infinite Ball Roll.
  2. Cardboard Puzzle.
  3. Marble Catching.
  4. Maze Runner.
  5. Shape matching.
  6. Pass it through the tunnel.
  7. Circular maze.
  8. Soccer match.

 

The list along with a little description is available down the article if you find some of these games interesting as I did. Then here is the video tutorial for each board game. Follow the video if you want to know How to make a paper game board at home?


These all games are made with cardboard but. if you want to know some more games for kids that are easy to make then this post has 9 games that you can make with paper.


1. Infinite Ball Roll

Did you remember the fidget spinner? It was called the stress-reliever because of its satisfying rotations. Similar is this one – Infinity ball roll. If this is for your kids then, I guarantee that they are going to be addicted to this. Even making of this Infinity ball roll is easy.

Infinity ball roll

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 10 mins ( a 10 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. Some cardboard.
  2. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  3. A Glue gun.
  4. A pair of scissors.
  5. A small ball or Marble.

 

2. Cardboard Puzzle

Puzzles can be a great game for kids who are smart. Arranging the picture in place improves the kids memorizing and recalling power. It teaches them to think 3-4 steps ahead of where they are now.

Such games enhance the cognitive skills in a kid and practice of which at this age really helps them in the later years of their life. Puzzles upgrade the process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through experience.

If your kids are smart then you must challenge them with puzzles and help them to take interest in making and solving the puzzles.

Cardboard puzzle

Difficulty Level: Easy

Time Needed: 10 mins ( a 10 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. Some cardboard.
  2. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  3. A pair of scissors.
  4. A Glue gun.
  5. A picture.

3. Marble Catching

Such games that need kid’s reflexes and quick movement really help them in building their motor skills. These motor skills better the overall development of the kid.

There are six components of motor skills related to fitness: agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time and speed.

Therefore, the best way to brush up these skills is by playing games like this.

Marble Catching, How to make a paper game board at home?

Difficulty Level: medium

Time Needed: 5 mins ( a 5 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. Some cardboard.
  2. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  3. A pair of scissors.
  4. A Glue gun.
  5. Some marbles.

4. Maze runner

Another game to advance the kid’s motor skills. It improves the child’s reaction time and focuses. As there is always a pressure of losing by dropping the ball in the hole, the kids concentrate fullest to the ball.

So, along with the motor skills, this teaches the kid to focus and concentrate on the goal. The game is easy. Reach the other end of the box, saving yourself from the holes.

Maze runner,

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 mins ( a 10 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. Some cardboard.
  2. A cardboard box.
  3. Ice-cream sticks/ Popsicles / Craft sticks .
  4. A small ball (or a marble)
  5. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  6. A pair of scissors.
  7. A Glue gun.

5. Shape matching

A geometry shapes matching games. Such games are the first choices of the mothers and teachers while teaching their kids or students about the shapes.

The first step towards introducing a toddler to shapes is done by these games. You can even buy this game at a really cheap price from the Amazon store.

Shape matching

Difficulty Level: Easy (for kids under 4)

Time Needed: 5 mins ( a 5 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. Some cardboard.
  2. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  3. A pair of scissors.
  4. A Glue gun.

6. Pass it through the tunnel

another one of the DIY board games for kids that you can make at your home. All you need is some cardboard and a small ball (a marble).

Take a cardboard box and paste some tunnels as hurdles and the player have to pass through each tunnel one by one starting from 1 and ending at 10.

Pass it through the tunnel

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 mins ( a 10 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. Some cardboard.
  2. A cardboard box.
  3. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  4. A pair of scissors.
  5. A Glue gun.
  6. A small ball ( or a marble)
  7. Some colors ( In case you want to decorate this.)

7. Circular Maze

It seems one of the easiest DIY board games but even this needs some skills. Proper control over your hand’s movement is going to help you win the game.

 

How to make a paper game board at home?, circular maze

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 mins ( a 10 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. Some cardboard.
  2. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  3. A pair of scissors.
  4. A Glue gun.
  5. A Marble

8. Soccer Match

Do you like soccer but struck at your home because of corona? Then this is the best you can do for your soccer love. Make your own ground with some cardboard and enjoy the game.

You need two players to play this. Straw is your leg and start blowing the air and do the goal.

soccer match, How to make a paper board game at home?

Difficulty Level: Medium

Time Needed: 10 mins ( a 10 minutes crafts)

What materials do you need to make a board game? for this, you will need:

  1. A cardboard box.
  2. Two Straws. (For each player)
  3. A green crepe paper.
  4. A sketch pen (to outline before cutting).
  5. A pair of scissors.
  6. A Glue gun.

 

I hope you like the list of DIY board games for kids that you can create at your home.