Make Your Own Play Money

Make Your Own Play Money

Janie Lee
Apr 5, 2011

My parents taught me the value of money at an early age and I am doing the same with my own children. These days we've been playing store and the concept of paying for things and money plays a major role. We take turns playing the shopkeeper, answering the shopper's questions and quoting prices. So far, we've been using scraps of paper as play money but I'd love a set of play money that we could play with over and over again.

I saw this set of personalized play money on Bloesem Kids. Helen of Curly Birds made this currency for her twin daughters using digital photos and a few other items like iron-on transfers and fabric stiffener. You've got to invest a bit of time to make these but they definitely beat scraps of paper any day. To check out her step-by-step instructions and make a set of your own, visit Bloesem Kids. And see what else Helen is up to on Curly Birds.

(Image: Helen/Curly Birds)

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