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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Puzzle Piece Craft For Market Day

I am sure you will have some puzzles that your child has grown out of. I certainly do, and I normally donate them to the school for the younger kids to use. What about the puzzles that have missing pieces that you just can find anywhere. It is so frustrating building a puzzle and then finding out that there is missing pieces.

We have a couple of puzzles with missing pieces and instead of just chucking it, I wanted to make something with the leftover pieces. I came up with the idea of "Join the Club" badges, you know like the Movie "UP" or Hermoine with "SPEW". I told my son about it and he was so excited, so we got to making some for him.

Instead of using pins, which is not so child friendly, we just made a necklace. I wanted to call it the Dragonfly Club, he wanted to call it The Leaf Men Club... Guess who won? We had fun painting and gluing them. For the string that goes around the neck, I just braided some wool.  What do you think of our badges? 

We made only 9, and after he counted them, and then named all the friends he was going to ask to join the club, he forgot to add himself in and was so disappointed that now he would have to decide which friend he must take out. I told him I will make another one just for him. He was happy.

You could go in many directions with this - as a club you could raise money for a good cause, or many good causes. To be in the club the kids have to purchase a badge, show up for "meetings", plan a fund raiser and execute it. But for now, my son is just happy to be in his own club, with his friends. 

Its a lot of work depends on how big their ideas are, but imagine how much your child can accomplish if they stick it out and go all the way. You could support your local SPCA, by raising funds for food, or raise funds to hire a clown to go to your local  hospital (I just thought of this..its an awesome idea.)

What you will need:

Puzzle pieces
safety pins
Glue or sticky tape
A good name for the club
A poster, explaining what its all about

Set up a stand for market day, and start promoting your club, with all your existing club members in tow, i'm sure the other kids will want to be in on the fun and the parents will want their kids to get involved.

If you decide to do this, please send me some photos, I would love to see the little ones in action.

Here are some other great craft ideas you could do for Market Day with puzzle pieces.

Make friendship necklaces!

Puzzle Piece Photo Frame

Christmas tree ornaments - Snowflakes.

Or if you don't have any puzzle pieces lying around, download some from here, print them on thick  card stock, cut them out and there we go. Make them into a necklace. Color them in, write on them: "Friends Forever" "Best Friends".