You can either free hand your shapes or you can print and cut out your picture as a template and trace around. I started with tracing then just free handed the rest. I find the free handed ones turned out better and had less smears from the paper shifting while tracing. Let them dry overnight then they will be ready to fill. I used these instead of buying separate centerpieces. I just placed 3 per table all in the center at varying angles.
This filled it up nicely but also left plenty of room for the children to fill them with the pinata candy as well so that we didn’t need to have yet another bag for that! Then they were able to take them home and use them for other things, My girl LOVES to fill them with just about everything she can fit in them and carry them around…
Pictures (cut from books of printed from internet – The ones I used are attached to this post)
2 Sheets of Card Stock
Laminater (optional – If you do not have one you can sandwich the photos between clear packing tape)
What to do:
Select your pictures and cut them out then cut into sections. You will see that I chose photos of varying shapes and reinforced the shape with a thick black outline to add to the educational factor.
Laminate each piece so that there is enough room in between to form a solid seal and then trim leaving a small border around the edges. Then stack both sheets of card stock neatly and laminate them together for added stability – This will be the board.
Cut your Velcro into small pieces and attach to the backs of each piece then to the board making sure they line up they way you want them to. (it is best to do a dry run layout first so that you can move and adjust if you need to)
If you want to you can outline each individual puzzle’s assembled outline to help your little one figure it out.
When they get bored with these pictures you can simply remove the pieces and make it brand new again. The adhesive should come right off the laminated board so all you will need to do is print and laminate the photos you want to use.
You can copy the jpg file and paste it into word or any editor you like just put a text box over the specifics (make sure to choose white fill color so it blocks out what is behind it) and type your own then print…i made them as an 8.5×6.5 card front and back, this way you can do 2 per piece of card stock. Then you just need to get envelopes at office max or somewhere like that…or hand deliver and skip envelopes