Thursday, April 24, 2008

Child's Wooden Puzzle

I made this puzzle from the directions in the Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine March/February issue. It's an easy, quick and inexpensive craft, just what I like. Basically all you do is decoupage an image on to a set of blocks to make a puzzle. Here are a few tips for making this that you won't find in the article.

* use a medium like Mod Podge to decoupage with because it's non toxic
* Start with an image that is slightly smaller than the dimensions of all the blocks put together
* Coat the blocks at least 5 times. Children have a way of pulling up the edges if it's not decoupaged well.

6 comments:

Elsita :) said...

I agree, this is a simple and cute thing to do :) I would love to make one with my little girl!
Thank you!
Elsita :)

mushroommeadows said...

Awesome! Hm...they would make great gifts too!

alexander said...

This is so lovely and creative. I am sure the kids will have lots of fun with this. :)

Alexander
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Julia Aston said...

Love these blocks - great idea and good added tips!

amy said...

I love it! I agree, they would make awesome gifts! :) Thanks for sharing your tips, Amy

ZenCrafter said...

This is a lovely idea! And I love the image that you chose for the puzzle. I'll have to look around for some wooden blocks while I'm out thrifting.

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