My kids have always enjoyed puzzles, from the chunky wooden inset puzzles as babies, to the giant floor puzzles, then more complicated ones and even 3D puzzles. We’re taking part in the Ravensburger Twitter party tomorrow, and as one our party activities we got the kids to colour and make their own puzzles.

Making your own puzzles is a really simple idea but all of the kids loved it. With just a few supplies, you can make your own kids puzzle and then spent time making and re-making them once they’re done.

DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make. Disney Inside Out themed

 

To make your own colour-in puzzle craft you will need:

  • Card
  • Colouring page (either printed directly onto the card, or glue it on)
  • Colouring pens or pencils
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Small Zip lock bags to store the pieces for each puzzle

We used Inside Out colouring pages, which worked really well since the kids had been enjoying playing with this Inside Out puzzle just before.

Supplies for DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make

 

The steps are really simple.

First, colour the picture

DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make. Disney Inside Out themedIt does work best if the kids can colour each section in the proper colour to help recognise the characters while working with the jigsaw pieces.

DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make. Disney Inside Out themedOnce the picture is coloured, flip over your card and start to draw the puzzle lines using a rule. You could do just plain squares, or make them into puzzle piece shapes which we decided to do.

DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make. Disney Inside Out themedKeeping the card this side up, cut along all the lines you drew to create your puzzle pieces, and you’re ready to play.

DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make. Disney Inside Out themedWe cut 12 pieces from these postcard sized pictures, which worked well.

DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make. Disney Inside Out themed

 

And here’s the finished puzzle

DIY colour in puzzle craft for kids to make. Disney Inside Out themed

 

Twitter Party

Join us tomorrow 18th August on Twitter from 2-4pm for our #RavensburgerPuzzles #Puzzling twitter party. There will be lots more fun puzzles chat, games and ideas, and prizes to win. I hope to see lots of you there!