If you have been reading my blog regularly you probably remember the crafting disaster (of epic proportions) Fun With Magnets:Magnet Board Tutorial. Not my best work, that. It wasn't a total fail, I got some swanky new fridge magnets out of the deal, so there's that. I got those stickers from a coloring book I had bought my daughter. Now that coloring book has long since been abandoned, it's pages scribbled over and the best of the lot saved to the scrapbook. Left behind was a fairly pristine cover.
Can I just say, whoever thought of making tear out pages in kids coloring books is brilliant. CeeCee has the attention span of a gnat and if I gave her the whole book to play with it would be destroyed in minutes.
So anyway, here I am with a Sesame Street coloring book cover and a bunch of magnets left over from the magnet board fiasco when all it occurs to me: That part of the craft turned out OK. I'm good at cutting things out and I am good at sticking magnets to things.
Why not stick some magnets on a picture of Elmo and make a puzzle out of it?
|Seriously, that's all you need|
You Will Need:
- A picture you want to make into a puzzle
- Enough photo magnets to cover said picture
- A pair of scissors
I don't think it is copyright infringement. After all I bought the book. I'm not making money from it. I'm just upcycling it.
Step One: Cut out your image
|Furry little bugger was hard to cut out:(|
Step Two: Add the magnets
|Cut the basic shape first, then go back and refine it.|
Step Three: Make it a puzzle
|Finished puzzle pieces|
This was a really easy, fun and quick project. The cost was $2.50 and for that I got two magnet puzzles, with high quality images, that are providing hours of amusement and important hand eye coordination. Not to mention bragging rights. Maybe one of these days I will get around to making the magnet board too:) I hope you guys give this one a try and please, share your results with me.
Happy Crafting Everyone:)
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