Published on January 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn1
How-to: Kid-Made Puzzle Piece Valentine
Missing some pieces of your jigsaw puzzle, but still have a few mitchy-matchy ones? Your kiddos can create one handmade Valentine from just two perfectly fitting jigsaw pieces. Give them most of a box, and they can make all the Valentines for their class party. It’s a fun upcycling project that won’t cost you a cent. Yay for an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day!
Big or small, edge or middle, this project relies on two linking puzzle pieces. Have your kiddos sort the remaining pieces from an incomplete jigsaw puzzle into linking pairs (save other orphaned puzzle pieces for more crafty upcycling projects!), then let them paint each pair a fun background color. My kiddos chose every color from red to green to black, and made themselves a glorious happy mess while they did so.