Make a family photo puzzle

Kids will love making their own puzzles out of family photos. You can use existing photos for this activity or just print some big ones off your computer. Watch the video tutorial to show you how.

What you need:

  • Large photos of your children, the family or home.
  • Craft glue
  • Contact adhesive
  • Strong cardboard
  • Scissors

Number of players:


Watch the below video to show you how to make a photo puzzle.



Use some large photos if you have them, or alternatively enlarge some on a photocopier, or just print them off your computer from your digital collection. Children will love creating a puzzle of their face, their whole body or their family. Now that photos are ready instantly on your computer and printer, you could also take some especially for the purpose of puzzle-making.

Here are some photo suggestions:

  • Your child’s face
  • Your child’s body
  • Her bedroom
  • A photo of the whole family
  • A photo of the front of your house

Once you have your photos, use craft glue to paste them onto a piece of cardboard. When the glue is dry cover the picture with contact adhesive.

Use scissors to cut the puzzle into large pieces. Start with four pieces for young children and as they get the hang of the puzzle, cut the pieces smaller to increase the challenge.

Hints and tips:

You could take photos of your friends’ children and make personalised puzzles as fun, cheap Christmas or birthday gifts.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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