Landon has been on a major puzzle kick the last few weeks. I’m happy about that because I love doing puzzles. Not the 25 – 40 piece ones he’s able to do so much, but he’s got to start somewhere to work up to those 1000+ piece puzzles.

popsicle stick puzzles

We have several small puzzles that he can do, but I thought it would not only be fun to make some of our own, but he would then have options when the urge for puzzles struck. Be careful in your picture selection though, try to choose ones that would be easy to put back together for a young child.

Popsicle Stock Puzzles

Pictures (ones you’re willing to cut up and glue)
Large craft sticks

Lay out as many popsicle sticks needed to span the length of your picture. You can always trim a little off if it doesn’t match exactly. Cover the entire back of the picture with glue and stock it to your lined up sticks. Once the glue is dry, carefully cut between the popsicle sticks with a sharp knife.

Popsicle Stick Puzzles

Popsicle Stick Puzzles

Popsicle Stick Puzzles

One idea if your child is having difficulty putting them together – with a marker you could put a mark on the right hand side of all of the sticks, that way your child only has to figure out where they go without having to take into consideration if their piece is upside down or not.

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One Response to Popsicle Stick Puzzles

  1. This is such a great idea! I have craft sticks in my cabinet. I can’t wait to try this out tomorrow. I know my kids will love having a puzzle with their own picture on it. I’m thinking I’ll take a group picture and making each child their own puzzle. Thanks for sharing!