Artsy Things Class Valentines that Kids can Make

Published on January 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

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How-to: Kid-Made Puzzle Piece Valentine

puzzle piece ValentineMissing 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!

Here’s how:

puzzle piece Valentine

The puzzle piece Valentine can be taken apart and put back together again.

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.

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



One Response to How-to: Kid-Made Puzzle Piece Valentine

  1. Tina says:

    I love this idea! Might need to hit up the thrift store for a cheap puzzle.

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