My DIY project today is a puzzle inspired by a post I saw in Legal Mom Archives (thanks Mommy Edel!), except hers is more creative and mine is the shortcut version 😀 The creative arts (visual as well as performing) have never been among my strong points, but apparently being a mom means one has to be creative in a lot of ways, from coming up with play ideas to putting meals together to thinking up ways to distract a toddler on the brink of a meltdown! Thank goodness for Internet and mommies who blog about their projects!
Still, it’s a work in progress. The moment the twins started trying to put the pieces together I saw why Mommy Edel chose to make a “housing” to frame her puzzle: without it, the pieces get easily nudged about. So I guess the next project is to make that frame. Or maybe use some sort of adhesive at the back. Double-sided tape? Velcro? Or make the pieces really interlocking like a jigsaw? There’s really something to this being creative thing—you get to think, and you get to create.
Materials: cardboard for recycling, scissors, printed drawing, scotch tape. Procedure: Glue photo onto the cardboard, making sure that the whole paper gets pasted neatly. “Laminate” with scotch tape. Cut into desired shapes and number of pieces.