Here's another project I just came up with last weekend to turn your old cereal boxes into puzzles!
Here's where I cut out the puzzle pieces. However, you can add a whole new element to this project and let your child draw their own puzzle image on the white template side BEFORE you cut them out...then they'll have two puzzles in one! Duh, I wish I had thought of that two seconds before taking this photo below. Well, next time....
I found it easiest to cut one whole horizontal or vertical strip of pieces, then cut each piece apart. If your child is old enough, this is a good exercise in scissor control!
I remember when I was little, thinking that puzzles with pieces shaped like other stuff were really cool, so I put a star shaped piece in my template!
Put your puzzle together! Okay, so it's no Springbok, but it's a fun project to make and a fun way to teach your kids to recycle, be creative, cut along the lines, and take pride in making their own toy! If your pieces get a little bent, try setting a stack of books on the whole thing for a while to help flatten everything out.