If you have an old puzzle with lost pieces, then you can make amazing crafts with children by recycling them. The other option is throwing them away which is bad for the environment.
Crafts with old puzzle pieces includes Christmas ornaments and also wreath (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc). You can also make puzzle characters, bugs (such as butterflies, bees and ladybugs), refrigerator magnets, Valentine's Day heart or my personal favorite...a picture frame!
How to Make a Picture Puzzle- I am going to show you a great way to take any picture and make it into a puzzle. This is an awesome way to take your memories and make them into a fun puzzle that you can share with your family and friends.
A Cat in the Hat Puzzle Piece Pin for Read Across America Day - – Show your support for a good cause by having this easy to make crossword puzzle piece pin attached on your clothing.
Altered Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces Craft for Kids - - Make those random Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces useful by altering them with scrapbook paper.
Altered Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces Crafts Activitiy for Kids in Scrapbooking - - Using Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces to scrapbook your memories can make amazing, distinctive embellishments for your scrapbook layouts. Piece together your memories by decorating Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces. Imagination and an old puzzle can create a masterpiece.
A Waste Not Picture Frame : - - Have an old puzzle that is missing some pieces? How about some photographs that need framing? If you said yes, then you and the kids have a fun project ahead of you! These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.
Best Friend Puzzle Necklace : - - Make one for your best friend to wear and one for yourself!
Block Puzzles Recycled Into New Puzzle Game - - Turn leftover blocks into a new puzzle to create playtime fun.
Bubble Frame : - - Here's a fun and creative way to frame one of those classic bubble bath shots! Grab some old Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces, paint and some craft gems and you are on your way. These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.
Candy Cane Ornament : - - Make this adorable candy cane ornament using red and white painted Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces or use whatever colors you like.
Child Puzzle Frame : - - Don't throw away that old yucky photo frame. Missing pieces to a puzzle? Turn these items into a work of art to display your family photo in.
Christmas Puzzle Decoration : - - Christmas puzzles are in this Holiday Season!! Why is that, you say? Well, they are affordable, lots of fun for the family and make a beautiful and unique wall decoration. Consider making a Christmas Puzzle Decoration for this Holiday season.
"Complete Me" Puzzle Wreath : - - This Valentines Day craft project shows you how to make a wreath which is made using recycled Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces. You can embellish it as much or as little as you like.
Custom Mirror Frame : - - This custom mirror frame project gives your child something to do with their hands that won't get them in trouble, helps with hand and eye coordination, uses the mind and imagination and gives them a chance to explore their own creativity. This craft is one example of things you can find to do with your child.
Decoupage Puzzle Pot Craft : - – Now you can make a fancy, decorated pot using Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces.
Easter Card Puzzle : - - This Easter Card Puzzle Craft Project is a fun and fabulous way to create custom puzzle for Easter. If you are looking for some fun and functional Easter crafts for kids to make then try this Easter puzzle.
Easy Puzzle Cardboard Picture Frame : - - This easy puzzle cardboard picture frame craft idea is designed especially for toddlers. It uses age appropriate materials with their skill level and safety in mind. Even though this craft idea is safe for toddlers, the child should not be left unattended to do the craft on their own. Make this a family project, or group project.
Family Memory Jigsaw Puzzle : - - Remember that holiday photo that you took when visiting grandma last winter? What special memories does it bring back? Who is in the picture? What details do you remember of the day it was shot? Here is a way to capture it all, mix it up, and put it all back together again. Create your own jigsaw puzzle using a blown-up family photo, or any picture that you prefer, and reconstruct the image as many times as you like.
Fun Foam Puzzles : - – Show the unique artistic character hidden within you by making your own foam puzzle craft. All you need to start with are incomplete Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces lying around your room.
Heart Puzzle Frame : - - Want to cherish a loving photo of a loved one? Then follow these instructionso make a memorable piece of art.
Homemade Puzzle gifts : - - Puzzles make an excellent gift for kids, teens and even adults. They are a terrific way to recycle cardboard, fun to make and save money during the recession on gifts. Use this handy guide to make homemade puzzles for gifts.
How to Upcycle a Jigsaw Puzzle : - - Recycle old jigsaw puzzles into usable crafts such as this.
Jigsaw Frame : - - Jigsaw puzzles are a lot of fun, but in a house with children, they are not likely to last very long. Before you know it, several pieces are lost. Don't throw away that old puzzle - use it to create a wonderful frame!
Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Picture Frame : - - Putting together a jigsaw puzzle is a great way to spend time as a family, and seeing the completed picture always is an exciting conclusion that gives everyone involved a positive sense of accomplishment. Instead of allowing old puzzles to clutter up your shelves, use them to make fun picture frames to show off pictures of good family times.
Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Wreath : - - Jigsaw puzzles are great, however, once you have completed a jigsaw puzzle, a lot of the fun goes out of it. While you may have a few favorites that you enjoy putting together over and over again, most jigsaw puzzles tend to gather dust on the shelf once they have been assembled and then put away. Recycle these old jigsaw puzzles by using them to make crafty wreaths that can be used at Christmas or all year round.
Keychain : - - Make a keychain for friends and family. This craft project is a great summer party activity.
Magnetic Puzzle Invitation : - - No matter what the special event you're celebrating you'll likely send out invitations to invite others. If it's a child's birthday party there's a cool invitation they can make and send to friends. The invitations are fun to make and the recipient will be thrilled when he or she receives the special invitation.
Make a Frame : - - If your child enjoys playing with puzzles, you probably know that sometimes orphaned pieces show up. Put those mismatched pieces to use by creating a funky frame with your kindergartner! This activity will let your child practice making patterns, an essential kindergarten math concept.
Make Puzzles Boxes : - - While puzzles come in various forms and sizes, the boxes used to contain these puzzles have not undergone major design changes. While the number of pieces increases, the size of the pieces usually shrinks, and so a puzzle box measuring 8 inches wide by 2 inches high and 11 inches in length should contain most puzzles. Use the following instructions to make your own puzzle box for your self-created puzzle, or to contain a puzzle whose box has been destroyed; you might even wish to use the box for holding paper puzzles, such as crossword puzzles.
Newspaper Puzzle Photo Frame : - – Reuse and recycle trash found in your basement and make those into unique pieces of art. This easy to follow guide will show you how.
Ornaments Made from Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces - – Don’t throw away that incomplete jigsaw puzzle just yet. We found some ways to use them for a fun craft project.
Own Picture Puzzle - - Picture puzzles can be great fun for everyone. With some help children of any age can create a puzzle of themselves or their family. It’s fun and easy and they can give them to grandparents or even send them to family members who may not make it home for Christmas.
Personalized Photo Puzzle - - Don't you just hate trying to find your friends the "perfect gift", and you can't think of anything? You want something personal, but something cool. Then make a personalized puzzle! They are easy and fun and they are something that will be kept for a LONG time! :D
Photo Puzzle #1 - - Before you start, be sure to trace the puzzle pieces. If you trace them, then you can use them over and over without purchasing them every time. Use the back of a notepad for a heavier paper/cardboard and follow my easy instruction guide.
Photo Puzzle #2 - - If you aren't quite the perfectionist you wish you were; then make this version and you don't have to worry about cutting and tracing everything just perfectly.
Photo Puzzle Collage Book - – Collages are just like puzzles. Why not combine the two together and make a beautiful mosaic? It’s quite simple if you follow our easy guide.
Pieces of Me Necklace : - - It’s no puzzle that moms deserve lots of love, especially on Mother’s Day! Bring a smile to Mom’s face with this Pieces of Me Necklace, so she can wear your smiling face the whole day through!
Pieces on Earth : - - Instead of throwing out those puzzles with missing pieces, let your kids turn what's left into a cast of holiday characters.
Puzzle Christmas Tree Puzzle s - –Prepare for the Yuletide season by recycling materials you have compiled from the previous months. You’ll be surprised just how many decorations you can make out of it.
Puzzle Decor for Kids' Rooms Puzzle s - - After kids outgrow the pink for girls, blue for boys nursery decor it's time to choose something a little different and slightly more mature. Why not consider making your child's room a giant puzzle? Well, it won't really be a puzzle, but the child's room can easily become a puzzle piece decor dream in no time.
Puzzle Frame Puzzle s - - Have an old puzzle that is missing some pieces? How about some photographs that need framing? If you said yes, then you and the kids have a fun project ahead of you!
Puzzle Links for a Bracelet Puzzle s - - Recycling used items from around the house is a great way to avoid the temptation of unnecessarily spending money on brand-new items. It's always enlightening to see an old item in a new way. If you are in the market for a new bracelet and you want something unique, then use an old jigsaw puzzle that is missing pieces to make yourself a new piece of jewelry.
Puzzle People Craft Puzzle s - - Painting puzzle pieces to look like little people. What a fun way to recycle!
Puzzle Photo Frame Puzzle s - - Recycle your old puzzles!
Puzzle Photo Magnet Puzzle s - - This recycled craft project is a great way to recycle those old puzzles that have pieces missing. This project uses a Jumbo piece from a child's jigsaw puzzle.
Puzzle Picture Frame Puzzle s - - Any type of picture frame will work but ones with a flat frame work the best (it's tough to glue things onto curved frames).
Puzzle Piece Aliens Puzzle s - - This is an “out of this world” recycling craft project using those old large puzzle pieces into alien beings.
Puzzle Piece Bracelet Puzzle s - – A truly unique piece of craft project which you can make over the summer and give to your best buds when school opens.
Puzzle Piece Brass & Crystal Earrings - - Quick, easy, inexpensive, and still unique, these fun puzzle piece earrings incorporate actual puzzle pieces into light weight earrings.
Puzzle Piece Butterflies Puzzle s - - Don't throw out those old puzzles! Use the left over pieces to make butterfly pins.
Puzzle Piece Christmas Tree Ornament - - Make this Christmas tree ornament that looks like a Christmas tree!
Puzzle Piece Earrings Puzzles - – This is a truly unique art craft project which you can make over the summer and give to your best buds as an opening day present when school starts.
Puzzle Piece Faces Puzzles - - Looking for a way to recycle those old large puzzle pieces? Take a look at this cute craft! Who would have thought they could be turned into these cute kids. Have the kids make one that looks like them by changing the skin color and hair. Remember “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle” and help make the world a better place.
Puzzle Piece Frame Craft Puzzles - – This is an easy to make picture frame using old puzzle pieces and craft sticks.
Puzzle Piece Friendship Necklace Puzzles - - Connect with a friend by turning old puzzle pieces into jewelry.
Puzzle Piece Fun - - Everyone loves jigsaw puzzles. The themes of puzzles range from landscapes to cartoon characters to famous people. Discovering a puzzle is missing a piece can ruin the fun. Finding a fresh use for those puzzles with missing pieces makes everything seem okay again. Make these puzzle piece corkboard frames and you will have a wonderful gift that recycles old puzzles.
Puzzle Piece Jewelry - - Create a necklace or brooch from a child's large puzzle piece. This is a super use for orphan puzzle pieces and small scrapbook paper scraps!
Puzzle Piece Lamb - - What could be more fun than this Recycled Puzzle Piece Lamb?
Puzzle Piece Necklace Craft - – Create this unique piece of “jewelry art” using discarded jigsaw puzzle pieces.
Puzzle Piece Photo Ornament - - If your house has jigsaw puzzles with pieces missing, this puzzle photo ornament is a creative craft for kids that can make use of the remaining pieces--perfect as Christmas ornaments.
Puzzle Piece Photo Ornament - - If you have jigsaw puzzles with pieces missing, this puzzle photo ornament is a creative craft for kids that can make use of the remaining pieces.
Puzzle Piece Picture Frame - - Give an unusual gift to a parent with this puzzle piece picture frame. With a few old puzzle pieces you can make a cool looking gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Puzzle Piece Picture Frame - - Use up those puzzle pieces and create a unique picture frame.
Puzzle Piece Pin - - Show your favorite teacher just how much she is appreciated by giving her a homemade pin for Valentine's Day. Craft a heart-shaped pin from stray puzzle pieces to make an irresistible Valentine accessory. This is an inexpensive project that takes very little time to do. Older children can do most of the work on this project by themselves.
Puzzle Piece Pin Handmade Valentine Craft - - A unique way to say "I love you!" Or you can also use a self sticking magnetic tape to make a refrigerator magnet instead!
Puzzle Piece Pins - – Lost some puzzle pieces? Don’t fret coz you can still make good use of those that are not.
Puzzle Piece Reindeer Magnet - - Are you looking for a unique ornament for your fridge this Christmas? If so, than a puzzle piece reindeer magnet is just what you need. With a few old puzzle pieces and a couple of minutes you can have a new and creative decoration for your kitchen. Or, you can add a pin back to your puzzle piece reindeer and use it for a pin for yourself or others you know.
Puzzle Piece Sign - - To promote harmony -- and recycle a puzzle with missing parts -- stamp a shirt with a clever visual pun.
Puzzle Piece Snowflakes - - Making snowflakes for your Christmas tree is one way that you can use the pieces of puzzle to create something beautiful. And since each puzzle piece is slightly different each snowflake will be as well.
Puzzle Piece Snowman Ornament - - Besides while puzzle pieces, you need just basic craft supplies to make this snowman. You can use the same supplies I used or substitute whatever you have on hand.
Puzzle Piece Spider - - Creepy, crawly, crafty puzzle piece spider fun for kids! Put all those old jigsaw puzzles that are missing a few pieces to good use with this Halloween craft. Always a winner with Spider-Man fans.
Puzzle Pieces Tree - - Although leaves on a tree are all shaped the same, they don't look the same when they're far away against the sky and moving all around. You might even imagine that you're looking at a puzzle. This project let's you create a 'puzzle' tree just like you imagined.
Puzzle Pin - - This is a great recycling project and makes a special gift for Mother's Day or any occasion.
Puzzle Pin - - Give a valentine a piece of your heart with this clever pin made from old jigsaw puzzle pieces.
Puzzle Prints - - Students will learn about printmaking as they create a series of puzzle prints.
Puzzle Reindeer Pin - – Celebrate the Holidays with this reindeer pin on your clothing as you go along on a caroling spree.
Puzzle Ring - - There are many ways to make puzzle rings and many types of puzzles you can use. This ring uses existing BB drop puzzles, number sliders and mini jigsaw puzzles to make quick, memorable prizes, rewards, or favors for classrooms or parties. Puzzle rings can be used as grab bag prizes, stuffed into pinatas, or given as stocking-stuffers. Make a batch of each type of puzzle ring. Mix them together in bags of one dozen and sell them at school fundraisers, church picnics and Christkindlmarkts.
Puzzle Tree Ornament Tutorial - - I thought I'd share a tutorial on these as they came out really cute. I also made a few for our tree in the shape of a wreath - using the same method, just a circle instead of a triangle.
Puzzle Wreath - - Craft projects using puzzle and game pieces. This is a great way to craft green and recycle puzzles with missing pieces and stray game pawns.
Puzzle Piece Wreath For Any Holiday - - This craft can also be done for other holidays... Easter, spray paint white or pastel, add small decorations.
Puzzle Tree - - Students will learn about texture in nature; understand and apply media, techniques, and processes; and use knowledge of structures and functions.
Puzzle Wreath Frame - - This is a good craft for small hands if you prepare the frame for them in advance. It could be a good craft for room moms to consider as well! Paint one day - Decorate another! Have parents send in a favorite picture! What a neat present!
Puzzle Wreath Ornament - - If you have any puzzles that are missing pieces, they can be turned into fun craft projects! Take this cute wreath ornament for example. Turn spare puzzle pieces into a cute ornament for your Christmas tree.
Recycle Puzzle Pieces - - Puzzles can be a good way to pass the time. Children can learn from them and adults can piece together beautiful pictures with them but what do you do with a puzzle that has lost some of its pieces or a puzzle you no longer want? You may think it has no other option but to be destined for the trash. Before tossing it you should stop and reconsider. You can recycle puzzle pieces and turn them into fun, new items with a bit of time and creativity.
Recycled Magnet and Puzzle Pieces - - Find some old magnets and reuse them by gluing it together with some unwanted jigsaw puzzle pieces.
Recycled Puzzle Piece Earth - - Get ready for Earth Day and don't be puzzled about how to do your part to keep our planet healthy. We have created this recycled puzzle craft to remind you to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
Recycled Puzzle Piece Photo Frame - - Don't throw out your puzzles with missing pieces. There are plenty of crafting opportunities waiting.
Reindeer Using Puzzle Pieces - - This cute reindeer is made using two puzzle pieces, painted brown, and a few other basic craft supplies.
Santa Hat Using Puzzle Pieces - - My Santa's hat, shown here, is made using red and white puzzle pieces but you can make hats using whatever colors you like.
Season sparkler - – Add some extra spark to the Yuletide cheers with this handy craft project which uses puzzle pieces.
Snowflake - - White puzzle pieces can be transformed into sparkling snowflakes using a little bit of white or silver glitter. These would also make fun sun catchers hanging in your window.
Snowman Puzzle Pins - – This is a great giveaway token for your Christmas party! Enlist your best buds and classmates’ help in making this craft project so you can wear it as a badge before Christmas Eve.
Star Ornament - - The glitter on this ornament will catch everyone's eyes as it hangs on your tree or where ever you put it.
Valentine's Day Craft - Puzzle Piece Heart - - Share a piece of your heart with this clever homemade Valentine. A perfect use for old puzzles and a great project idea for classrooms and scout troops!