Picture Puzzle

This simple picture puzzle is an easy craft that your kids will play with for hours!  Using most of the supplies I had on hand, I only had to buy the blocks, and print the pictures.  Block are $3.99 and pictures are less that $1.  Total spent = Less than $5.00!


Here is what you need:

  • Blocks (1 inch by 1 inch, package of 16 from Hobby Lobby)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Pictures (6 – 4X6 prints, make sure they can be cropped to a square!)
  • Paper cutter or scissors


To assemble the block puzzle all you need to do is paint, cut, and glue.  Super easy!

Paint – I painted all my blocks white, but if you like the wood color, you don’t really need to even paint.  It’s only a tiny bit on the corners that will show.


Cut – Trim all your pictures down to a hair smaller than 4 inches by 4 inches.  Once they are square, cut the pictures into 1 inch squares.  I wanted mine a hair shorter than 1 inch so that the picture didn’t hang over the edge of the block at all.  Cut all 6 pictures and keep them organized by picture.


Glue – Using Mod Podge, glue pictures on to the blocks.  I used one piece from each picture on each block.  I mixed up the picture pieces as much as I could.  Put a layer of Mod Podge on top of the picture too.  Do not use mod podge on regular paper – it will wrinkle!

Once the Mod Podge is dry, you can mix up the blocks and start putting puzzles together.  I used our most recent family pictures for our picture puzzle, but we have thought of some other ideas:

  • Friend pictures (and give it to your friend as a gift!)
  • Grandkid pictures (send to grandma!)
  • Scenery pictures
  • Holiday pictures


There are also different sizes of blocks at Hobby Lobby!  You could make your puzzle easier or harder adding or subtracting more puzzle pieces.  I used the 1.5 inch block to make these Instagram ornaments and they are still a hit!


4 Replies to “Picture Puzzle”

  1. This is a great free time activity.. as nowadays Covid-19 is spreading so everyone need some puzzle time and time to relax.. so i think it is best activity

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