Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Homemade Christmas Gift for Grandparents!

Turn 4 square wooden blocks into a cute and affordable picture puzzle.

Great homemade Christmas gift for the grandparents!

 Supplies you need: 

  •  Four 2"x2" wooden blocks (8 for both sides of the family)
  • Modge Podge
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors &/or straight edge cutter
  • 6 photos (duplicate if making two sets)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Pencil

 Step One:  Label

  • Lay blocks down and label side 1 that is facing up by drawing a circle in the middle of the blocks to see how they will connect with each other.  You can also put a #1 on each square that has a part of the circle so you don't get confused later.  
  • Open the blocks up like a book by taking the two blocks on the left and on the right and turning them so the circle you drew is cut in two and facing away from each other.  Now you have 4 new squares to draw a NEW shape on.  Draw a square in the middle of these blocks with #2.
  • Cut the square in half by turning the two blocks on the bottom and top on their side so the square is facing away from each other.  You should have another 4 blocks with no writing on them yet.  Draw a triangle and label each piece of the triangle #3.  
  • Continue turning over blocks in this fashion until all 6 sides are labeled with 6 different shapes.

Step Two: Create Photo Collage

  • Create mini scrapbook style photo collage for all 6 sides of the blocks with your picture, scrapbook paper, and glue stick. 


 Step Three: Cut 

  • Measure and cut the photos in 4 parts to the exact measurement of your blocks.

 Step Four: Modge Podge like crazy

  • Modge Podge your first photo on the four squares labeled with a circle and the #1.  
  • Turn the blocks over until the square shape with #2 shows up complete.  Put your second photo on those squares.
  • Do the same for the #3 Triangle side as well.  
    • NOTE:  Let the first 3 sides DRY completely before doing the last 3 sides.  This way you won't have your beautiful photo ruined by sticking to your table.

 Step 5: Decorate!

  • Set them on your mantle or coffee table for decoration.
  • Safe present for kids to play with.
  • Enjoy another way to display those pictures you love!

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