My girls LOVE puzzles. They will sit for a long time working on puzzles and that makes me happy cause they are busy doing something besides watching TV.
Since General Conference for the LDS Church is coming up this weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to make some church related puzzles for them to work on while we are listening. These are so quick, easy and fun to make, I just had to share.
For this project you will need some foam core board, spray adhesive, a rotary cutter/box cutter, and pictures. For the picture of my girls, I found one that had been a little beat up so I didn’t mind cutting it up. You could really do anything that has meaning to your kids. I think that’s where the real fun comes in.
First off I bought my foam core at Staples. It was a 30×40″ piece so I can still get at least two more puzzles out of it. I think it cost about $6, and my pictures were $1, so I made these puzzles for about $2 each. Not too bad!
I used my spray adhesive to coat the foam and then did a coat on the pictures. Then I placed the pictures on the board. Easy peasy!
Now to cut the puzzle picture out. I used my rotary cutter and ruler for this. It seemed to work pretty good, but I did have to trim it up a bit with some scissors. Then the fun part…to cut the puzzle pieces.
I found with the rotary cutter, it was easiest to make a big long cut first and then cut off smaller pieces from that.
Now for the real test. What did my girls think?
As you can tell, they LOVE them!