Friday, September 26, 2014

"P" is for Playing Card Holder

Build: DIY wood playing card holder

Make this fun playing card holder using wood scraps and your kids will thank you.

My kids love playing card games but have trouble holding a bunch of cards all at once.  And then they bunch up their cards and they can't see what cards they have.  Ahh the frustration!

Here's a cute and functional solution you can make yourself out of wood scraps:

And paint it any color you like.  Perhaps even add a name or monogram on the back?

Two pieces of 1/4" plywood together make a snug spot to hold to hold the cards.  I purposely did not paint the curved edges of the plywood in order for the kids to see the slot more clearly.

And the 1" dowel makes the perfect handle for little hands.

How to make a wood playing card holder:

- 1/4" plywood scraps
- 1" dowel @ 4"l
- jigsaw
- sandpaper
- wood glue
- nailer
- wood putty
- paint

Step 1: Cut 1 large half moon shape at 6"w x 3"h and 1 medium half moon shape at 4.5"w x 2.5"h out of 1/4" plywood for each holder.

Step 2: Make a 1/2" wide notch in one end of the dowel.

Step 3: Apply glue in the notched area and slip in plywood half moon shapes.

Step 4: Secure with a 3/4" finish nail from both front and back.

Step 5: Apply wood putty as needed and sand.
Paint your favorite colors.

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