I love love love to do puzzles! I was so excited to create these easy insect puzzles for kids. The great thing is you can make these with the kids and then play with them together. Talk about insects, do a puzzle and maybe hit up the library for an insect filled day of learning.
What you will need to make Popsicle Insect Puzzles:
- 12 popsicle sticks
- Insect Photos sized to 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches (here are the ones I used: Insect Puzzles)
- X-acto Knife
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
Start by lining up 12 popsicle sticks in a line. I use two other ones to keep them straight. Then tape them together.
Paint Mod Podge on the opposite side of the sticks. Place picture on top of the Mod Podge.
Paint a thin layer of mod podge over the picture. Allow to dry.
Remove the tape and cut between each of the popsicle sticks with the X-acto Knife.
Easy and done! Now is the fun part. Mix up the sticks and then create the puzzles. Talk about different insects, what makes an insect an insect, etc.
It would also be fun to stop by the library and check out some insect books to learn more while working on puzzles or maybe do some Googling.
What insect would you want on your puzzle?
Hey, I’m Emily. I am a wife to an amazing, crazy, and fun husband who keeps me on my toes. I love to craft, celebrate, cook, thrift, read, shop, and decorate. I enjoy working on projects and finding ways to share them. I hope you enjoy my simple ideas and are inspired to create along with me. When I’m not blogging, I’m normally reading a good book or out shopping.