puzzle-picture frames

Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

If you are missing some of the pieces from a puzzle let the kids make some picture frames with the other pieces. Cut a circle saucer size or a square 5" by 5". from heavy cardboard. Glue the puzzle pieces all the way around leaving the center open. Start a second layer staggering the pieces this time. Make the third row a single piece side by side until you go all the way around. Let the glue completly dry then spray paint the whole frame with gold, silver or the color of their choice. Glue the same size backing of cardboard to the origional piece leaving the top unglued to insert a photo. Kids love to make them.

Jacksonville, TX(Zone 8b)

Nice tip busybee!

Also, those big chunky puzzles with knobs for toddlers make really handy hooks. Just attach them straight to the wall, and the knob acts as a hook for coats, or whatever.

Trish

southeast, NE

Yes busybee - we did this for a 4-H craft project one year. Some of the kids made the cutest ones. One girl made a frame that had pigs in it and then had a picture of her 4-H pig project in it.

Trish - that's a neat idea too!

Greenfield, IN(Zone 5b)

My son made a smaller version in preschool for a Christmas Ornament. One of my favorites!

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