Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Handmade for Kids: How to make a puzzle using a cereal box

by Bev Feldman of Linkouture

Here is a really simple project that you can do with your children's drawings so that they can be enjoyed again and again in a new way. Just make sure to check with your children first that they don't mind cutting up their pictures!

All you will need for this project is:
  • A drawing (or even a photo your child took, enlarged to fit a sheet of paper)
  • Cereal box
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Cut open a cereal box and cover it with glue (I recommend using a glue stick or spray adhesive) and adhere the image to the picture side of the cereal box. Make sure the entire picture is securely glued onto the box; you don't want to miss any spots, otherwise it might not stick properly after you cut out the pieces. 

After the glue has dried, trim any excess cardboard.

Now comes the fun part! Flip it over and turn to the plain side of the box and draw in puzzle shapes. You can make the pieces as big or small as you would like (depending on your child's age), and draw whatever shapes. There is no right or wrong way to do it! Or, if you need help, you can download a puzzle template and glue it to the cardboard. 

Once you have all the shapes outlined, cut along the lines.

Your child's puzzle is down! Now it's time to put it all back together. 


  1. Love this Bev and totally pinning as my girls love puzzles (I have a whole shelf in my closet just for store bought ones). Thanks :)

    1. Thanks, Janine! Hope your girls enjoy them :-)

  2. Bev, this is the most amazing post! I'll be sharing it far and wide.
    I get so many pieces of art from Scarlet and now Des. I want to do something cool with them.

    1. Thanks, Tamara! I hope to do this with Eve's artwork some day.


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