Monday, May 9, 2016

Rainy Day Fun - Building Giant Card Houses


It looks like rain today, so I'm hoping for an afternoon of finishing up our latest audio book (Swiss Family Robinson), and building card houses with the girls.  Not just any old card houses, though.  Not when we've got a deck of Monster Mega Playing Cards.

I picked up the cards, a while back, to have on hand for a birthday party.  They've turned out to be pretty nifty.  Something about their size (8.25'' x 11.75'') makes even the most mundane of card games - like for instance, Solitare...


...interesting and new.  They can be a little bit of a challenge to shuffle - I generally have to brace them between my feet while shuffling with my hands (no pictures of that, thankfully).  And, while they are glossy, and look like their smaller cousins, they aren't quite as sturdy as regular playing cards.  Though, they are still just sturdy enough to make basic card houses...


...as long as there is no trace of a breeze in the room, and you hold your breath while placing the cards.


We bought our deck of cards off of Amazon, but I understand they can sometimes be found at the Dollar Store as well.  And, I've been told that the Dollar Store variety are thicker and even more playing card-like, which would really make them great for giant card house building.

5 comments:

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Perfect fun for a rainy day. You are very blessed to have such a lovely large area for your children to play in :)

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

I've never seen them before - looks like a perfect card house building material :)

Karen said...

We have a deck of these somewhere. I am going to dig them out!! Such fun! Keilee loves making card houses and how much fun with the bigger deck!

Camie Madsen said...

Cool! We're reading Swiss Family Robinson, also.

Ticia said...

That is crazy HUGE!