Now that digital cameras and smartphone are ubiquitous, I tend to forget about the old days of displaying photos in frames. Every now and then I like to have my favourite photos from the past few months printed in bulk at my local pharmacy, and I just love coming up with creative ways to display them. One of my favourites is this magnetic picture puzzle; it’s great to give as a gift to relatives, and this project is so fun to do with your kiddos.
- spray adhesive
- magnetic sheet
- X-Acto knife
- scrap paper (optional)
Step 1: Spray the back of your photo with the adhesive.
Step 2: Stick the photo onto the back of the magnetic sheet.
Step 3: Using your X-Acto knife, cut around the perimeter of the photo.
Step 4: Using scrap paper (or a napkin in my case!), draw an outline of what you want your puzzle pieces to look like.
Step 5: With your pen, draw your puzzle shapes onto the black side of the magnetic sheet.
Step 6: After drawing, cut out the puzzle shapes with your X-Acto knife.
Step 7: Continue until all the pieces are cut out.
Place the pieces on your fridge, or magnetic bulletin board, and let your child put the puzzle together. Make a bunch and give them to your close friends and family!
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