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Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: PreK - Gr. 8 | Age: 2-14yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
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Here's something to do with all of those odd puzzle pieces you've got lying around!

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Gather pictures of each student (school pictures are a perfect size), or pictures of pets or drawings, etc.

  2. Cut pieces of poster paper about an inch bigger (on all four sides) than the picture.

  3. Have students glue their picture in the center of the poster paper.

  4. Give each student a handful of puzzle pieces (One 500 -1000 piece puzzle is plenty).

  5. Have them glue their puzzle pieces around their pictures, overlapping as they go until the poster paper is covered.

  6. Optional: glue a magnetic strip on back.

Another Idea

A great addition to the frame is to have a tag that says: "I love you to pieces" Or, use buttons instead of puzzle pieces and write, "Cute as a button"

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Whether it is a dustpan made out of a license plate, a bowl fashioned from a bent vinyl record, a pair of sandals with soles made of Goodyear tire treads, or a tin-can lantern, folk artists all over the world are turning trash into treasure.

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