Monday, October 26, 2009
Fun With Scrabble Tiles
If you ever come across a Scrabble game at a thrift store or garage sale for a couple bucks, be sure to grab it. There are so many fun things to do with it besides just play the game.
When my sisters were here during the summer, we made Scrabble tile pendants. Wendy had the idea to make a bunch of them without the bail (the part that allows you to hang it from a chain), and just display them grouped in a bowl or apothecary jar.
That would be so cute, and fun to look through. Here’s an idea I just came up with: what if you saved some little scrap of pretty paper from every vacation or other special event and made a tile with it. Then you could have a display of little mementos. I love that idea!
Currently, I’ve made a message center with my game. I glued two of the racks together and put them on a table along with a pretty milk glass bowl full of the tiles. To begin, I spelled out ‘leave a message’, and we were off. It’s hard for anyone to pass by it without changing the message.
Sometimes the message is fun, sometimes comical, sometimes encouraging, and to be honest, sometimes not so nice. Yesterday I put “sing and be happy”, someone changed that to “be happy”, and someone (you know who you are) changed that to “be UNhappy”. I’m trying to discourage that kind of thing, even if they are trying to be funny.
It’s getting the family communicating in a fun way, and that’s a good thing in my book!