Approximate Time: 20 minutes
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.
Store your puzzle pieces in an envelope.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
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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.
By Wanda F
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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! : )
Using cereal boxes or similar is really good for young children as it's something they see on a regular basis and will recognize. Just cut it into squares or different shapes to make it a bit more difficult.