Don’t throw away those puzzles with missing pieces just yet. Recycle them instead! Use the remaining pieces in a craft activity by making them into different types of animals. It’s so easy to set up, yet it really challenges your child (and yourself) to think creatively. Miss Possum was much better at creating animals using the puzzle pieces than I was.
What you’ll need:
- Recyclable puzzle pieces
- Craft items you already own. We used paint, felt pens, googly eyes and our nature’s glitter
Stick the puzzle pieces on to some paper and see what animals you can create. Miss Possum drew an elephant, bird and turtle using the pieces.
Then, we crafted butterflies from the puzzle pieces. This time we decorated them before we stuck them on to some left over canvas I still had from another craft activity. They turned out lovely.
Such a simple animal craft with only a few materials required. That’s the sort of activity we love in our house. We still have some puzzle pieces left over though.
Left over puzzle pieces? Here’s some ideas on how you can use the rest.
More Puzzle Piece Ideas