This is the perfect thrifty craft for kids. You make it with things you already have on hand, and it doubles as a game.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
Sheet of construction paper or card stock
Envelope - used or new
Measure and cut your paper to measure 8x8 inches.
Cover the front of the paper with stickers. We used free stickers that came in the mail with advertising, but any stickers will do.
Turn the paper over to the back. Use your ruler and pencil to separate the paper into a grid of 2 inches squares. Now cut the paper apart on the lines you drew.
Turn the puzzle pieces over to the picture side and try to put your puzzle back together again, by matching the parts of the sticker pictures you cut apart when you made the pieces. It's trickier than it looks.
Make a personalized homemade jigsaw puzzle by gluing a photograph to a piece of 1/4 inch plywood. If you have a color ink jet printer you can print the photo yourself. Then use a jigsaw to cut your puzzle pieces. Glue a copy of the same picture to the lid of a cigar box and wrap the box for a great gift.
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Here are questions related to Homemade Jigsaw Puzzle Ideas.
Several years ago on the Martha Stewart Show, she showed how to make a puzzle using wooden blocks and personal photos. Any ideas? I have misplaced the directions. Thanks for your help! These puzzles make a wonderful gift and lots of memories.
Go to MarthaStewart.com & push crafts at the top band. Or Search in search box. She usually has everything there. If you know the Show-Date it aired you could make the search a little easier.Also try (Themarthastewartshow.com) Good Luck & Happy Crafting! : )