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How To Make a Jigsaw Puzzle

Watch more Craft Ideas for Kids videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Here's how to make a puzzle with any picture. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. 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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