Paper Games for Kids

Brokenhearted Puzzle

Have your valentine solve the Brokenhearted Puzzle.
Have your valentine solve the Brokenhearted Puzzle.

Give your valentine the Brokenhearted Puzzle and tell him or her to put this broken heart together to get a sweet message. Put your valentine to work trying to figure out this heart-shaped puzzle.

How to Make the Brokenhearted Puzzle

What You'll Need:

  • Pencil
  • Red Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Thin Cardboard
  • Craft Glue
  • Envelope
  • Markers

1. Draw and cut out a large construction-paper heart. Glue it onto a piece of thin cardboard, and cut around the heart when the glue is dry.

2. Write a message in large letters on the heart. You may want to write a sample in light pencil first so you can make sure your message fits. Some ideas for messages are: "I Went to Pieces Over You," "Together Forever," or "How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?"

3. You may decorate your message and the rest of the heart with pretty designs and colors, maybe with tiny hearts, bluebirds, flowers, or small cupids.

4. When you are finished, cut the heart into several pieces, and put the pieces into a pretty, decorated envelope. Give your broken-heart message puzzle to someone you love for a really special Valentine's Day card.

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