Easy Indoor Crafts for Kids


Small Box Puzzle
Small Box Puzzle easy indoor craft
Small Box Puzzle easy indoor craft
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Make a small box puzzle indoor craft of your own in this cut-up fun that will puzzle you silly. This kids' craft nine-piece adventure will certainly pass the time indoors.

What You'll Need:

  • 9 small gelatin or pudding boxes
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Drawing paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • White glue
  • Craft knife

How to Make Small Box Puzzle:

Step 1: Gather the nine gelatin or pudding boxes together, and place the boxes in a square with three across and three down. Measure this square, and then measure and cut a piece of drawing paper to this size.

Step 2: Draw a picture on the paper -- make it anything you want. It might be your favorite cartoon character, your favorite rock star, even a picture of yourself.

Step 3: When you are finished with your picture, place it face down on the table. Cover the back of your picture with a thick layer of glue.

Step 4: Put a box, widest side down, in the upper left-hand corner of the picture. Lay the next box flush against the end of the first. Lay the third box against the end of the second.

Step 5: Make a second row of boxes, then a third. Be sure the boxes are set as close together as possible.

Step 6: Once the glue has completely dried and hardened, use a craft knife to help your child cut the boxes apart. You'll wind up with a nine-piece puzzle, custom-made with your favorite subject in mind.

For even more fun, add another picture to the back of the boxes for a two-sided puzzle!

Next, create a indoor craft that faithfully holds its place in a favorite book.

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