It comes as no shock to parents that children like to put things into their mouths. My son has even gone so far as to eat an entire puzzle at nap time! Since he likes doing puzzles – and some time has passed since the “incident” – I decided to make a homemade puzzle using a piece of his artwork. And because it is his own masterpiece, I think it will be easier for him to recognize how the final puzzle should look.
Here are the steps I followed to create my puzzle:
Pick a fun, colorful image and scan it in to your computer using a scanner at home or at a FedEx Office location
2. Print the image in color onto thick cardstock.
3. Lightly trace a puzzle design onto the printed page with a pencil. You can make the design as hard or easy as you’d like, depending on how old the child is.
4. Cut out your puzzle pieces following the traced lines.
5. Laminate and cut out the individual pieces if you’d like to make the puzzle even sturdier.
Now my son has a special puzzle that is able to withstand his teeth!