Christmas Activities


Christmas Card Puzzles

This is a great Christmas card puzzle you can make for a little brother, sister, or cousin.

What You'll Need:

Nine 2x2x2-inch wooden blocks

6 large Christmas cards at least 6x6 inches (each must have a different picture)

Glue

Scissors

Sharp craft knife

If your cards are bigger than 6x6 inches, decide which part of the picture you want to be in the puzzle and trim it to a 6-inch square. Lay the blocks together, 3 across and 3 down. Smooth glue across the back of a picture. Make sure it is completely covered. Press it, glue-side down, onto the blocks. Let the glue dry for a few minutes.

Ask an adult to help you use the craft knife to cut the blocks apart. Trim the paper along the edges of the blocks. Turn up 6 blank sides of the blocks, and repeat with a different card. Repeat with the other cards. When you are finished, each side of the blocks will have a Christmas picture on it, and you will have a 6-picture block puzzle!

Did all the puzzle-creating make you hungry? In the next section, learn how to make a snowy Christmas cake house. And yes, you can eat it when you're done!

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