Paper Games for Kids

Craft Stick Puzzles
Trim a picture to fit the craft sticks.
Trim a picture to fit the craft sticks.

You can make Craft Stick Puzzles by recycling old picture books. Learn how to to make puzzles from your favorite stories.

How to Play Craft Stick Puzzles

What You'll Need:

  • 7 Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Pictures from a Storybook or Magazine
  • Masking Tape
  • Scissors
  • Crafty Glue
  • Craft Knife
  • Adult help needed

1. Line up 7 jumbo craft sticks side by side on your work surface, and tape them together to hold them in place while you work. Turn the sticks over.

2. Trim a picture to fit on the craft sticks, and glue it to the center of the sticks. Let the glue dry, and then remove the tape from the back of the sticks.

3. Ask a grown-up to cut the sticks apart by running a craft knife through the seams where the sticks meet.

Once the sticks are cut apart, shuffle and solve the puzzle.

If you don't want to damage a favorite storybook, try shopping at a resale shop or garage sale to find an inexpensive book you won't mind cutting up.

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