I was cutting boxes to make slotted disks when Lauren took the pieces and started putting them back together. It hit me that I could make my own puzzles using empty food boxes. You can make simple puzzles for 2-3 years olds by cutting 4-6 squares out of a picture with few details (Cap'n Crunch Cereal), or you can make them harder by cutting more squares, and by using scissors with different patterns.For over 150 more fun and inexpensive things to do with kids, check out my Summer Bucket List.
You will need:
empty boxes, scissors, a paper cutter, baggies, pencil, ruler
1) Cut the face of the box away from the rest of the box.
2) Using a ruler, draw your puzzle design on the back. The more puzzles I made, the more designs I created.
3) Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut the pieces out.
4) Store in a baggie.