Introduction: How to Make a Puzzle
Puzzles are a fun way to pass the time whether on a rainy day or as a family project. I will show you how to make a custom puzzle. these can be made as gifts or just for fun.
You will need
- A ruler
- Scissors/ Exacto knife
- mod podge
Step 1: Step One
First, you'll need to grab your cardboard and cut out a square. it doesn't have to be precise, we'll measure it out later. Pick what side is smoother and put that face down, well mark the rough side.
Step 2: Step Two
Next, you'll need to grab your ruler and decide how large you want your puzzle to be.
Step 3: Step Three
Mark out your sides with a straight edge and cut. My puzzle was 12 inches high and15 inches long
Step 4: Step Four
Now that you have an exact rectangle, make a grid on the rough side, this is where the pieces will layout. my grid was 18 x 18 but feel free to customize this.
Step 5: Step Five
Add circles at random on each side of the squares, this will connect the pieces later.
Step 6: Step Six
Find an image! once you find an image put it into rasterbator to spread it over multiple pages.
Step 7: Step Seven
Grab your printed image and make sure they line up, you should then cut the white border off of the outside and one on the inside.
Step 8: Step Eight
Glue your image onto the smooth side of the cardboard.
cut out the pieces based on the lines we made earlier.
Step 10: Step 10
The last thing to do is cover your pieces in mod podge. brush on a giving amount of mod podge to seal in the paper. let dry for 24 hours and done!