Saturday, December 1, 2012

Homemade Puzzles

This was a fun fall activity that the girls and I enjoyed.

Homemade puzzles!

mommies not so hot art work

Kiara's beautiful butterfly

Kayla's artistic flare

So the process is pretty simple.
You will need:
Popsicle sticks/craft sticks

Decide how big you want your puzzle to be, line up the appropriate number of sticks and tape across them. I taped in three spots to ensure they wouldn't move.

Then hand them over to the kiddos to make their masterpiece on the other side.
I wrote their name and the year on the back (I'm sentimental like that)

A fool proof way of keeping the correct puzzle pieces together is to color dot them on the back. This one for instance has pink dots on the back of all the pieces.

My one year old's masterpiece is a bit...well... difficult to figure out. So I numbered the back of them so we would have a cheat sheet if needed.

When we were finished with them I just used a rubber band to keep them together until next time we play.