Aaaaand we're back.
After a brief interlude which consisted of 31 inches of snow, two visits to two different ERs and a three day hospital stay with a very feverish baby, we're all, thank God, good.
We're back, we're crafting, but we're starting slow.
Today: A picture puzzle. This project took all of 15 minutes - and it only took that long because I was rocking the stroller at the same time.
What you need:
- An 8x10 (or larger) picture - of your family, your kids, your favorite dessert, something like that
- cardstock or any hard paper
- glue stick
- puzzle pieces
- stick-on magnets*, optional
Cut out an 8x10 piece of cardstock. Either free-hand or trace puzzle pieces (from your kid's stash) onto the cardstock. I used large puzzle pieces and made my puzzle into 6 pieces, perfect for a toddler. Before cutting out the puzzle pieces, glue your picture onto the cardstock, making sure your traced puzzle pieces are facing out so you can see them after all the gluing is done.
Once the picture and cardstock are dry, cut out the puzzle pieces. You will now be the proud owner of a homemade and pretty cool puzzle. If you have stick-on magnets, stick them on the back and you can now play with your puzzle on the fridge, or if you're like us and have a freezing house, on the radiator cover, cause sadly, that's where we tend to congregate.
*These magnets are fantastic. We bought these in Office Depot, but any office supply store should have them. They are business card size, they have a peel-off backing that makes them stick on pretty much anything and they can be cut into any shape with a regular scissor. I first started using them years ago when I began ordering pictures from Snapfish. The wallet sizes only come in a four pack, so I would take one and stick it onto one of the magnets and keep it on the fridge - and five years later, we have a pretty impressive collection of mini-pictures on the fridge.
**Wow, apologies. These pictures are terrible. I'll try to do better.
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your shirt is dirty :)