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We may be nearly through January already, but 2021 is still really young! To celebrate the dawn of another trip around the sun for our big ‘ol space marble, the official Play Nintendo site has shared some new activities and crafts to share with friends and family. 



From a customizable Super Mario calendar to a printable Animal Crossing puzzle and more, there’s a bunch of cute projects to check out!

Here’s the details on these crafty new activities straight from Nintendo:


 “2021 calendar creator – You can make a fresh start in the new year with your very own customized calendar. There are Mushroom Kingdom-themed backgrounds, items, and characters to choose from! 

New Year’s puzzle – Mario and friends are here to wish you a very happy New Year in this celebratory puzzle! You can choose the level of difficulty and see if you can beat your best time.

Memory match-up (Super Mario 3D All-Stars™) – You can find Mario and his friends, enemies, and items by flipping over cards to make a match in this activity. Can you beat your best score?

Winter puzzle (Animal Crossing: New Horizons) – The chilliest season is in full swing in this puzzle inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. You can choose how many pieces make up the puzzle.

License maker (Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit™) – You can upload a photo–or choose between one of three characters–and add details to create your very own Mario Kart racer ID.”


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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.