Kw-logo-smaller

How to Make a Puzzle

Jan 04, 2013

Puzzles are great rainy day activities and they range from simlpe ones with just a few pieces to more difficult ones with thousands of pieces. Every puzzle has an image, some make putting the puzzle together more challenging because there's repeating colors and patterns. Most times you have to choose an image from a selection at the store, but you can also make your own image!

Even if it’s not a rainy day, puzzles are fun for family get together’s or time with friends. And when you make your own you can use an image of whatever you choose. Draw a picture, use a photo of your friends or use your favorite poster and make it into a puzzle!

Materials

  • Piece of cardboard or foam
  • Picture, poster or drawing
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Measure the piece of cardboard or foam so that it is slightly bigger than your picture.
  2. Glue the picture to the cardboard.
  3. Let the glue dry completely with a flat weight on it, something like a book. To make sure it is completely dry, let it dry over night.
  4. Cut the excess cardboard or foam from the edges of your photo.
  5. On the back of the cardboard or foam, take your pencil and draw out puzzle pieces. The larger the pieces the easier the puzzle, and the smaller the harder.
  6. Cut out each piece along the line you just drew.
  7. The scissors may have curled the edges of the cardboard, if so just lay them flat under the weight for a few hours.
  8. Happy puzzle solving!

Have Your Say

Do you do puzzles? What’s the largest number of pieces you’ve ever put together? Share your stats in the comments section below.

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

cupcake413

cupcake413 wrote:

coolio
commented: Mon Jul 15, 2013

sajadel

sajadel wrote:

HEM DOESN'T LOOK MUCH INTERESTING
commented: Sat Jul 13, 2013

nikki nikki nikki
I dont
commented: Fri Jul 12, 2013

there are 14 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

Poll-jigsaw

When Do You Most Often Bust Out a Jigsaw Puzzle?

  • We have one out all the time!
  • I've never done a jigsaw puzzle, sounds like fun though!
  • Only on rainy days or vacation, not that often.
  • I play more cards than do puzzles.

related stories

Micro_harry-potter-crossword-micro
Do you know the difference between a horcrux, muggle and mudblood? Time to test your IQ about the...
Micro_twilight-crossword-mic
Are you on Team Edward or Team Jacob? Time to test your IQ about the vampire-themed movies and bo...
Micro_yu-gi-oh-crossword-micro
The Japanese manga Yu-Gi-Oh! has inspired TV shows, card games and video games! Time to test your...
Micro_hunger-games-crossword-micro
The Hunger Games, a movie based on the book series by Suzanne Collins, is almost in theatres! Tim...

Random in the forums

shae508
shae508 posted in Say Anything:
"CherrytheSkylyn" wrote:Shae? yes?
reply 11 minutes
xPrincessPikachux
There is always the famous GameMaker from Yoyo Games.
reply 11 minutes
CherrytheSkylyn
Shae?
reply 14 minutes
Love-Yah-Boo
Most likely because everyone is in school. Although i'm home sick.
reply 20 minutes
Jordan
Jordan posted in Say Anything:
In the middle of the day on a Tuesday I would assume everyone is busy at school.  The site is certainly not dead!
reply 22 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

157262_(2)

When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...