Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 326 - Craft Time - Making Puzzles!

The girls and I had so much fun creating puzzles this afternoon! I LOVE crafts that the girls can play with after we are done with the creation phase of the project :o)

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These puzzles are E.A.S.Y and fun. All you need is Mod Podge, sponge brush, jumbo craft sticks, a picture and a razor/knife/scissors.
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The most difficult step of the process was probably choosing just one picture of each girl...they like every picture they are in...haha!

After you cut out your picture, line up the craft sticks to see how many you will need for your puzzle.
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It makes it easier to put a piece of tape across the sticks to keep them together. However, this is not necessary...this picture represents the last two pieces of tape in our house...haha!
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Next, spread Mod Podge on the back of your picture.
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Next, you can use a craft stick to smooth your picture down to the sticks.
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Next, apply a layer of Mod Podge over the entire picture.
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We applied two coats of Mod Podge to our puzzles. It took about 20 minutes for our first coat to dry before adding the second coat.
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The final step is to cut the sticks apart. A razor blade or utility knife will work great...if you have one :o) I used a pair of scissors and a pocket knife...and things turned out just fine :o)

The girls LOVED making the puzzles AND putting them together. They really LOVED that their pictures are on the puzzles :o) We also made an simple turkey puzzle since this is Thanksgiving week...how is that possible?!?!

My girl...always ready with a smile :o)
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My little concentrator...
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Whew! Success :o)
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Yea JuJu!
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The girls are already asking to make more puzzles!
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These glasses still crack me up!
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Little sweeties!
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Little turkey!
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Yay for puzzles :o)
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2 comments:

Renee Moak said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!! I LOOOOOVE THESE!!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

These are so cute!