Puzzle Piece Crafts for All Seasons!
Do you have some old puzzles that have some pieces missing? If not, you can find them easily at garage sales and thrift stores. Puzzles are frustrating when there are pieces missing so might as well recycle them into some puzzle piece crafts.
I’ve included a few ideas that I have done and then rounded-up lots more for all seasons of the year! Hope they come in handy!
To get started, on a nice calm day, place puzzle pieces in a box and spray paint. If painting each piece by hand with acrylic paints, the paint stays better on the back side of the puzzle pieces. Otherwise, spray paint is fine on the front.
Paint pieces with many different colors. It’s a good way to use up extra spray paint, right? You will want a variety of colors so you have them on hand for any season. Let dry and bag them according to color.
Red for Valentines, Apples, Christmas
Green for Christmas Trees, wreaths, Spring leaves, aliens or monsters
Yellow for sun, Easter Cross, lions
Orange for pumpkins, fall leaves
Pink for Valentines
Black for Halloween bats, faces on pumpkins
White for lambs, bunnies, snowflakes, snowmen
Brown for reindeer, trees
Here are ideas for each season:
Wreath from www.timesobserver.com
Place a child’s photo inside the wreath!
Go to FamilyCrafts.about.com for a complete tutorial!
Go to www.daniellesplace.com
Nine other puzzle piece crafts from Daniellesplace include: lion, cow, whale, turkey, penguin, Frankenstein, butterflies, baby and giraffes!
Now that should be enough to keep you busy for months! But wait! There’s more!
Jesus – The missing piece in Christmas….
I love this one – also from daniellesplace.com
It makes a wonderful Christmas card!
This is one I have done!
Santa’ s Hat –
Go to www.familycrafts
Another idea from www.familycrafts
Here’s another variation with a tutorial on both the tree and wreath.
Go to www.worldofwhimm
Add a little bling to your tree….
visit : urbanpaisley.blogspot.com
I love this cute snowman!
For complete directions go to familycrafts.about.com
This is adorable! Go to thesenorthernskies
Go to CarolineKiberd for complete instructions!
Go to 123toddlerandme
Some adult crafts for inspiration, too! Great looks for your Valentine decor! Sorry, but I found no identification on these photos or websites for these crafts! Please let me know if you know the source!
Go to grandparentsplus.com
Found at freekidscrafts.com
No need to paint puzzle pieces if you can find similar colors to create a picture!
Lamb and Lion
Idea from … thesenorthernskies
Earth Day Idea
Complete directions found on Makingfriends.com
Idea from meaningfulmama
Pumpkin Place Card
Go to exquisitelyunremarkable
I love the brown paper bag background!
Go to Jadaroo
I thought this idea was so cute. Imagine it on a card.
Go to squidoo
Found on Folksy
Found on hgtv.com
Framed Name Using Puzzle Pieces – Such a great idea!
Go to NurseryProject to see this!
Aliens, Monsters, and People
Found on CreationsbyCheryl
Found on funfamilycrafts
Found on AllKidsNetwork
I like the use of denim puzzle pieces on this frame!
Go to MakingFriends
Go to BuggyandBuddy for instructions
This by no means is a complete list of possibilities, but it will give you lots of ideas to try. Perhaps, more than you need!
Hope you found some new ideas of what to do with your old puzzle pieces!
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