When I saw these four packs of puzzles at Dollar Tree, I immediately thought of making my own photo puzzles. My kids were so excited to see themselves on a puzzle! This is a quick and easy project, and it would make a fun gift for mom on mother’s day! I know I enjoy having play time with my kids, and puzzle time is a favorite family activity.
- Puzzle, $1 for four
- Glue or decoupage medium, on hand
- Photo, on hand
To make your own custom photo puzzle:
Step one: Cut your photo to fit the puzzle. Flip the photo over and trace one puzzle piece at a time.
Step two: Cut the photo into pieces.
Step three: Use glue or decoupage medium to attach the picture to the corresponding puzzle piece. I brushed a light layer onto the puzzle piece and then firmly pressed the photo on.
Place the pieces pieces back into the tray they came in, and it’s time to play! As a fun alternative, you could put magnets on the back of each piece and stick them to your fridge. Another idea is to use a greeting card image, put the pieces in an envelope, and make a unique puzzle birthday card or invitation. Have fun crafting and creating!