When it comes to Mother's Day and Father's Day, a personalized
gift with a bit of whimsy is a great option for preteens. You can
help them create a puzzle out of a digital print with these simple
Step One: Take a digital photo of each preteen
and print out a copy on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper.
Step Two: Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge or
glue onto the back of the photo and mount it to a piece of poster
board. Trim the edges.
Step Three: Print a puzzle template from the
web and adhere it to the poster board side of the photo. Here's a
free download of a puzzle
Step Four: Have each person cut out the pieces by
following the lines on the puzzle template. Once finished,
have kids decorate an envelope for the puzzle pieces. Have them
write "I'd go to pieces without you" on the envelope, and sign it.
Then encourage kids to give their puzzle as a Mother's Day or
Father's Day gift.
Fort Collins, Colorado
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