I made these DIY Popsicle stick puzzles for this post sponsored by Lunchbox.
Are you ready for summer? The heat... the kids home from school... phew, I'm already tired just thinking about it! I don't know about your kids, but my 3 year old gets bored quickly. I have to constantly do new activities with him to keep him entertained. That's why this summer, we'll be doing all sorts of arts and crafts - some using my favorite materials, Popsicle sticks!
My little guy LOVES treats and during the summer months, Popsicle definitely comes to the rescue. It's so hot and humid here in Florida and we love cooling off with a yummy Popsicle during the afternoons. Luckily, the fun doesn't stop there though because we can do all sorts of activities with our Popsicle sticks once we're done with our pops.
The Wubba is totally into Marvel's Avengers right now so I knew he'd love making some DIY Popsicle Stick Puzzles with his favorite characters on them. After he finishes his Marvel Avengers Assemble pops, we just save the sticks until we've built up a little stockpile.
To make some fun Popsicle stick puzzles for your little one, here's what you'll need:
- Popsicle sticks (be sure to wash them and let them dry completely before you begin)
- A paper cutter or scissors (I used both)
- Glue stick
- A printer (to print the images of your choice) and paper.
To get started, just do a quick internet search for some images you'd like to use for your puzzles. Since my little one is crazy for superheroes, I decided to search for "Marvel Avengers Comic" + the name of each character. I found a few, sized them accordingly, then just printed them on plain old computer paper.
Once I had my images, I took a Popsicle stick and drew lines across the back of each image so they'd fit perfectly on my sticks. Then, I used my paper trimmer to cut the images into strips (or use your scissors).
Next, I just got my handy glue stick and attached the image strips to my Popsicle sticks. Trim accordingly and don't forget that they don't have to be perfect. It's just a fun little activity for toddlers!
I ended up with 3 awesome puzzles for my toddler to play with. I plan on breaking these out anytime boredom strikes so I can be a summer superhero too!
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