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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Homemade Puzzles

I decided to take a break from cooking today to post a craft that I did with my son the other day. He really likes coloring and puzzles, so I decided to combine the two.

Homemade Foam Puzzles (Ages 2-4 years):

Foam Paper
Printer Paper
Printer (optional)
Crayons/Paint/Markers/Colored Pencils

I bought a package of 45 Foam Sticky paper. There is a sticker on the other side that you just peel away. I bought the size that was about half a page big. It comes in a bunch of different colors and was only $3 at Wal*Mart.

 So after I selected my color (Not really important),
I got a piece of white paper, and measured to make sure it 
was only half the page. If you want, you can print
off a picture instead of drawing it yourself.

I just used my ordinary kitchen shears to do all the cutting

I drew a picture onto the white paper and then removed
the adhesive protector from the foam paper and put my
picture on. Again, you can just print something off.

We used Crayon's for this project, because they offer
me the least amount of mess for the brightest colors.
But you can use paints, markers, etc.

Then we got him to color in his picture however
he wanted.

I helped him a bit, but I think he did a good job.

Then draw puzzle shapes onto the paper/foam
and cut it out.

Viola! An inexpensive way to make puzzles 
and have craft time with your kids


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