Picture Puzzles – DIY Wooden Puzzles

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Craft Stick Puzzles are a great learning tool for little ones and are lots of fun.  They are also lots of fun to make!  These DIY wooden puzzles are adorable and are so easy and inexpensive to make!  The little ones can even help create their own picture puzzles! An easy and fun popsicle sticks craft your kids will go crazy for. 

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 I’m making a set of ABC Picture Puzzles using jumbo wood craft sticks and markers.  I know they’ll be perfect for teaching the alphabet and will make learning fun!  My daughter absolutely loves making puzzles, so I know she will love these! An easy popsicle sticks craft for kids that they can use over and over again. 

Craft Stick Puzzle

Supplies for Craft Stick Puzzle:

  • Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks (7 Makes An Almost Perfect Square Picture Puzzle)
  • Colorful Markers
  • Masking Tape

Instructions for Craft Stick Puzzle:

These Picture Puzzles could not be any easier to make!

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Begin by taping the jumbo craft sticks together with masking tape as shown.

Turn the taped together square over and draw/color a picture directly onto the sticks.  Make sure that there is a portion of the picture on each stick (this will make putting it together easier for little ones).

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Remove the tape from the backside and mix the sticks up for the picture puzzle to be put back together!  Children will have fun putting the puzzle together over and over again.  When puzzles are not being played with, simply wrap a rubber band around each one and store.

Picture Puzzles - DIY Wooden Puzzles | Optimistic Mommy

These picture puzzles could be made in many different themes for teaching young children about letters, shapes, animals and so much more.  They can also be used to teach problem-solving skills as well as coordination.

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If you aren’t an artist, you can use stencils to create the pictures.  It’s lots of fun to let kids make their own puzzles as well.  Even older children can have lots of fun making picture puzzles! This is a great way to enhance your child’s knowledge, have fun and find a creative popsicle craft that is easy and affordable to do. 

Have you ever made a craft stick puzzle for your kids before? 

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  1. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing a fun variation on this puzzle craft 🙂

  2. Cute<3 Passing along to my daughter for her art classes!

  3. Such a fun project. I love that it is fun and educational for our kids. Thank you for sharing! PINNED!

  4. what a great idea. I have a 5 year old who is having a bit of a problem getting the concept. I think I will make a few of these for him to play with…….he will get this quickly.

  5. Very creative! My daughter has these with just two sticks for making one small shape. She is definitely ready to move on to these puzzles!

  6. What a fun idea. I wish my kiddos were younger so I could make some of these puzzles for them. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party at Organized 31.

  7. What a very cute and easy idea! I can see lots of fun and learning with this project. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. https://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/12/home-matters-linky-party-24/ 🙂

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  8. This is a great idea. I have pinned it for my daughter who will love it as part of tot school.

  9. What an awesome idea! I can’t wait to do this with my littles! Thanks for sharing and great pictures, I was looking specifically for things to do with the tons of craft sticks I impulse bought! Found you on SITS!

  10. This is so cool!! I just love it! I’m visiting from the Snickerdoodle Sunday Hop & now I’m following you on google+ & facebook.
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  11. These are always so much fun for kids! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday! Pinning!

  12. These are great and so so simple to do! The fact that we can make it with our kids and have them put it together as a puzzle is double the fun! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  13. Cute, inexpensive project for kids to do in a group then exchange.

  14. What an adorably clever idea! I love those little puzzles 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking to the Oh My Heartsie Girls party! I hope we see you again this Wednesday 🙂

  15. These are so cute, and my kiddos would love to try making their own puzzles. Thanks so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle! 🙂

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  17. Charlene Turgeon says

    double sided adds another dimension to the task 🙂


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