How to Make Educational Games

Jigsaw Puzzle

Make your Jigsaw Puzzle as difficult as you want.
Make your Jigsaw Puzzle as difficult as you want.

When you make a Jigsaw Puzzle with your kids, you'll enjoy designing the puzzle as much as solving it. Nothing to do on a rainy day? Make this colorful jigsaw puzzle for hours of fun.

How to Make a Jigsaw Puzzle

What You'll Need:

  • Poster Board
  • Pencil
  • Markers or a Magazine Picture and Craft Glue,
  • Blunt Scissors

Step One: Draw a picture on a piece of poster board and color it in with markers. If you don't want to draw a picture, cut out a picture from a magazine and glue it on the poster board.

Step Two: Divide the picture into puzzle pieces. Turn the poster board over and use the pencil to draw separate puzzle sections. The bigger the section, the easier your puzzle will be.

Step Three: Add knobs to each piece at the spot where the puzzle pieces will interlock. (See illustration for reference.)

Step Four: Cut out the puzzle pieces. Now put your puzzle back together again.

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