Things you will need to make this board game is
1. File folder
2. Black paint
3. Construction Paper
4. Small square posted notes
7. Halloween pictures for game pieces
8. Glue Gun
9. Halloween pictures and characters
10. Note cards cut in half
13. Black Marker
14. Masking tape (for moving) or a laminator
16. Alphabet stickers and Halloween Stickers
17. Dry Erase markers
What I wanted to do was create a game that could be played with during the October month just before Halloween. There is no limits to this game because it is your creation, so be creative. Since I knew I wanted it to be during for Halloween I decided to paint the file folder black, for one it had pictures on the front and I just wanted to make it dark and scary but kid friendly on the front.
Step 1. Paint the file folder black, I wanted a night time scene so I did black and blue, but you can just do black. (It turned out black anyways)
Step 2. After the front of the file folder is covered with paint, leave to dry. While you do that find pictures that remind you of Halloween. I went to the dollar store and found window stickers for Halloween, I tried putting them on the window but I didn't like them facing inside the house instead of the outside. So I photo Copied them and then cut each one out and glued them on to the front and back cover of the file folder.
Step 3. Once you glue the pictures you want on the front and back of the board game, you need to find pictures that are small enough to be game pieces
Step 4. Print out your game pieces, cut them out and then laminate them and cut them again but leave room only on the bottom portion of the pieces because this is how you will be able to make standing game pieces.
Step 5. After laminating the game pieces and cutting them out, you will need some buttons I would say medium size and a glue gun
Step 6. Remember how I said leave room at the bottom of the game pieces after laminating them, you will need to make a slit and fold each side the opposite of each other so one is folded right and the other is folded left.
Step 7. Prepare your glue gun and on the flat portion of the button your will glue the bottom where you made the folds of the game pieces to the button. Leave to dry (please note I got this idea from some one else)
Step 9. Once all the squares were in place, glued down and finally dry, I wrote out directions such as where to start, when to pick a card, going forward how many steps, and so forth. I also numbered each square too.
If you don't want to make your own game pieces use small erasers or any small object that can be easily moved around the board.