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Children's Soft Puzzle

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This is a cute homemade kiddie puzzle made of felt. I kept this one at 4 pieces for my toddler nephew. You can cut them into more pieces to make them more difficult. I did a freehand design here, but you can cut out templates to trace if you please. Having a rotary cutter really helps, but you can use scissors in their place, as well.

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 puzzle



  1. Place fabrics on a cutting work surface. Use your straight edge to measure a square the colour of your design's background. Mine is 4.5" x 4.5". Cut it out with your rotary wheel held against the straight edge.
  2. Now place the background square on top of another colour to make a border tile. Cut a square around it just a bit larger than the background.
  3. Draw a design (or use a template cut-out) onto another coloured piece of felt.
  4. Cut out the design.
  5. Flip it over and place it on the square so you can't see any pencil markings.
  6. Cut out any additional details. I gave the fish bubbles.
  7. Add hot glue to the design pieces and glue down onto the background square.
  8. Gently lift each corner of the background square and add hot glue. Press down to seal. This keeps the background exactly where you want it without shifting.
  9. Use your straight edge to find the middle of the puzzle horizontally.
  10. Cut in half vertically.
  11. Find the middle vertically and cut in half the other way.
  12. Mix up the pieces so they're ready to be put back together!

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