Thursday, 8 September 2011

Making simple jigsaws for toddlers

Harry and I spent the morning making some simple toddler jigsaws. Another activity where the process is just as much fun as the finished product!

How to make simple jigsaws for toddlers

I cut up some cereal boxes for the backing of the jigsaws, and got out our picture collage basket, some glue and some felt pens. Harry had a lot of fun gluing the pictures down onto the cardboard, and we added a few extra details using our felt pens.

We made up four pictures:

How to make simple jigsaws for toddlers

Then I covered each one with clear sticky backed plastic to make it more sturdy (I should buy shares in the stuff I get through so much!)

How to make simple jigsaws for toddlers

Then I cut them up into different shapes. I discovered that the simpler the better as they can be a bit fiddly when they don't stick together very well and they tend to slip about.

How to make simple jigsaws for toddlers

How to make simple jigsaws for toddlers

You could also use larger pictures from magazines, greetings cards, family photographs, spare artwork, a letter, a secret message to a family member...there are endless possibilities!

2 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I have a lovely laminator which I could probably use in the same vein.

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  2. My Saturday Club kids, loved this activity. thankyou

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