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Monday, December 6, 2010

Popsicle Stick Puzzles

Do you have a little one that just loves puzzles? Thanks to Play Create Explore, I have the perfect homemade gift for you! These are so stinkin’ cute and so easy to make that older kids can make them for younger siblings. You can use family picture, coloring book pages, magazine pages, whatever!DSCN4546

All you need are:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pictures cut to the size of your popsicle stick puzzle
  • Mod Podge
  • An Exacto Knife or similar sharp pointy thing
    1. Decide how big you want your puzzle to be by lining up your popsicle sticks.DSCN4497
    2. Cut your picture to that size. I used pictures of Jesus because it’s Christmas and because I want to take these to church to keep K entertained.DSCN4498
    3. Coat the back of your picture with Mod Podge and smooth it over your popsicle sticks which are lined up so pretty in a row. Get out all of the air bubbles you can. Let dry.DSCN4500
    4. Turn your puzzle over and cut between your popsicle sticks, through the picture with your Exacto Knife.DSCN4503
    5. Give each piece of your puzzle a coat or two of Mod Podge on top and let it dry.
    6. Wrap it and wait anxiously to watch your little one play with your frugal yet adorable gift.DSCN4547

    Both images were pictures from the Friend Magazine, February and October 2010 issues.

    I’m linking up to DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff, Make it 4 Monday @ Cottage Instincts, Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Mad Skills Link Party @ Support Blog Fro Moms of Boys, Anything Related @ All Thingz Related, Homemaker Monday @ 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven and Tot Tuesday @ Delicious Ambiguity.


    1. OMG! that is just too cute! And easy!!

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    3. Wow! I LOVE this idea! I'm going to try it. Thank you so much for linking up to Homemaker Monday!

    4. what a great idea, and something my kids could do!

    5. Ooh, ooh...me likey! Thanks for this awesome idea!!

    6. What a quick and easy craft! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

    7. Love it! I will be making these!!! I have about a million popcicle sticks and lots of old Friend Magazines!

    8. Totally going to do these for Easter. I found this a while ago but forgot about it...and now, it's time again!