How to Make a Jigsaw Puzzle

Jerry Waxman
Jerry Waxman
13 May 2021

Do you love to do jigsaw puzzles but hate the corny pictures Here's how to make a puzzle with any picture Your pet turtle your favorite cartoon character your little brother Okay maybe not your little brother Step 1 Choose picture Choose a picture that you want to make into a puzzle and then choose a piece of cardboard or foam board that's slightly bigger than your picture Tip The lid of a pizza box can make a perfect puzzle board as long as it's not all cheesy and oily Step 2 Glue image Glue your image to the board you've chosen and let it dry overnight Tip Place a flat heavy object on top like a book so the picture dries nice and evenly Step 3 Trim board Ask a grown-up to help you trim off any of the extra cardboard or foam board that's around your picture with the scissors Step 4 Draw jigsaw shapes Turn your picture over and draw jigsaw shapes on the back of the board Tip Shapes with at least two semicircular parts facing either in or out work best small complicated shapes will be hard to put back together Step 5 Cut picture Again with a grown-up helping you cut the picture along the lines you've just drawn Step 6 Do puzzle Now jumble up the pieces and see how long it takes you to do your handmade puzzle or challenge your friends to try it Did You Know The first jigsaw puzzle was made in England in the mid-1700s it was a map to help kids learn geography

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