Val’s Crafty Corner: Painted Puzzle Magnets

September 14, 2012 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This idea for crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.

Enjoy crafting with your kids!

Are your puzzles missing a few pieces? Have they been loved to death? Do you want to give them some new life as a gift for a special friend or family member?? Then this project is for you!

To start, you will need an old wooden puzzle that is missing a piece or two.

Next, flip the pieces over and invite your child to paint on the back of each puzzle piece. Any non-toxic and water-soluble paint will work well for this. My daughter enjoyed experimenting with different patterns and designs to make each one completely unique! Of course, I couldn’t resist painting a few of these myself!

Other options to explore include stickers, markers, or even small photos to glue on! We loved how the pieces held up to several layers of paint, and apparently polka dots are very popular in our household at the moment.

Allow the puzzle pieces to dry, then attach a magnet (or two) to the other side for a one-of-a-kind useful gift that is not available in stores everywhere!

Have fun!!

Valerie Deneen is the author of  Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

Entry filed under: Articles by, arts & crafts for kids, Blog Ambassadors, Melissa & Doug, Puzzles, Uncategorized.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. patti  |  September 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Excellent idea!!! Thanks for the fun, simple and useful project that everyone can enjoy!!! Happy Friday!!


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