Puzzle Pins Art Project

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Once upon a time in a dark and dusty closet sat a puzzle box. No one wanted to play with the puzzle anymore because it was missing pieces and the puzzle felt bored and lonely. Then one day a woman came and found the box and began to think, “Maybe I should throw this away? Or recycle it? No, I will reuse this puzzle and perhaps it will be beautiful again!” 

Puzzle Pins art project

So the woman gathered her children and she told them, “Sometimes we have the chance to take something useless and make it useful again. Would you like to help?” And the children yelled, “Yes!” That day the children collaborated together until they thought they had the perfect idea. They wanted to create a beautiful present for their mothers and grandmothers. When they showed the woman what they had made they knew that they had connected with love. Connect with love while making this puzzle pin art project.

Materials:                                        

  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Jewelry Pins
  • Child Friendly Paint
  • Small Gems
  • Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Paintbrushes and/or Sponge Brush

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Instructions:Puzzle Pins art project

  • Paint the back of the puzzle pieces with the foam brush. You may need to apply 2 coats of paint.
  • Allow to dry thoroughly.
  • Apply the pin. Our pins were adhesive but we still used glue just to make sure it stayed on.
  • Glue on the gems with the hot glue gun. (Adult Supervision Recommended)

 

This puzzle pin art project is awesome for many reasons. It uses recycled materials which teaches our children not only to re-use when they can but also to think of objects differently and creatively. You could take puzzle pieces that link and share the linking pieces with someone one special. Wear them proudly for Autism Awareness Month in April. Mothers, grandmothers, teachers and care givers will love these puzzle pins as a gift. You can also easily turn them into necklaces, key chains and magnets.

Puzzle Pins art project

 

22 Comments


  1. What a great idea. My daughter loves to paint and loves jewelry, so this is perfect. She has destroyed so many puzzles, and I don’t have the heart to throw out the pieces.

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    1. I know what you mean. It’s hard to keep all the pieces together.

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    1. Yay, that makes us happy to hear!

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  2. That’s an awesome idea for reusing puzzle pieces. We tend to complete most of our puzzles but might keep this in mind for the future.

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  3. These are beautiful! I love reusing materials to make something new.

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    1. Thanks, we like to find ways to repurpose when we can. too.

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  4. I LOVE this!! There could be so many meanings behind the puzzle piece depending on who they give it to!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. So true, Christine!

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  5. Very cute.. and it made me realize that I need to get more puzzles for my house. I dont remember the last time we did a puzzle!

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    1. Ha, that’s funny, Lauren. Time to do some puzzles. 🙂

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  6. This is such a great idea! It teaches kids not to waste, and to think creatively. Plus, it sounds fun! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Thanks, they end up looking like something a mom, teacher or grandma may actually enjoy wearing.

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  7. What a wonderful idea! Pinning this!
    Commenting from #SoMe2

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  8. I love the idea of involving the children in helping figure out a way to reuse. Such a valuable learning opportunity! These are so cute!!

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    1. Thanks. The best part of re-using for me is not going shopping for supplies.

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