Homemade Puzzles for Toddlers

homemade puzzles made from cereal boxes

Homemade puzzles made from cereal boxes…

At noon today, I was looking for a simple activity to keep the toddlers busy while I made lunch.  When we came into the kitchen, I spotted a couple of empty cereal boxes on the counter.  My wheels started turning, and in less than 5 minutes, I’d turned those boxes into a set of homemade puzzles.

What you’ll need to make your homemade puzzles:

supplies for making homemade puzzles from box fronts

  • cereal box
  • pair of scissors

Making homemade puzzles from cereal boxes:

Start by cutting out the front panel of the cereal box.

Now, just cut the box front into a few large, simple shapes. I went with about 4 or 5 large, very simple pieces for our puzzles. For an older child, you could cut more pieces, and make the shapes a little more intricate.

homemade puzzles in pieces

The beauty of these homemade puzzles is that you can make them as easy or as challenging as you like, depending on the age of your child.toddlers putting together homemade puzzles made from cereal boxes

It’s such a simple activity, but the girls were quite excited when I handed them their puzzle pieces, and it kept them busy while I pulled lunch together.

homemade puzzles from cardboard box fronts

Looking for more super-easy and inexpensive activities to make for your child?  Check out our:

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  1. Gina says

    We do this with painted or draw pictures or photos on card. It is deeply exciting to have a homemade puzzle for some reason!! Lol. x

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