An easy winter puzzle using craft sticks and paper snowflakes. These are great for toddlers, busy bags, car rides, or to hang on your refrigerator while you are making dinner.
Easy Winter Puzzle
We love to make snowflakes to hang around the house each winter season. It is nice to have a decoration you can keep up even when you take the tree down.
Since we inked the edges of our snowflakes this year we went into overdrive with how many snowflakes we ended up making.
I had to find something else to do with them. Since they each had different colored edges they were perfect for making this fun winter puzzle!
Supplies for a paper puzzle
- Paper Snowflakes. The inked edges from this tutorial really help pick the different puzzles apart.
- Jumbo Paint Sticks.
- Mod Podge.
- Craft Knife. Parents use only.
- Tape. Scotch or masking.
- A Foam Brush.
How to make this winter toddler activity
Start by lining up your sticks for your puzzle. I used 6 for each puzzle.
Use tape to secure your sticks together.
Flip your stick over, tape side down, and use your foam brush to put on a light layer of Mod Podge.
Then line up your snowflake and press down. I like to tilt snowflake a bit to help the pieces look a bit different.
Go over the top of the snowflake with Mod Podge. Try to get out any bubbles.
Some of the ink might bleed, but it gives the snowflake a light tint of the color which doesn’t look bad.
Let them dry completely and then use your Exacto knife to cut between each stick. Be very careful.
Remove the tape from the back and then add a bit more Mod Podge to the cut edges of the puzzle pieces.
Allow to dry completely and then play!
With the inked edges, you can mix all your winter puzzles together. These make a fun little busy bag to keep with you for quick boredom buster anytime you need it!
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