Photo Puzzle Gift for Father's Day

If you haven't found a Father's Day gift you like, here is a great suggestion from Mere Creativity (adapted from a Grandparent's Day gift)!

Photo Puzzle

Have your students enlist the help of their mom to find a good picture of student and dad, asking them to bring it in to class in the week leading up to the craft. While a colored picture will work, a black and white photo adds a bit more spice to the project. It's relatively inexpensive to have them printed in this tone so suggest that parents do this themselves or even elect to take them all in when collected. To complete the project, provide your students with their black and white photo, several jumbo craft sticks, and Mod-Podge. Instruct them to line up the craft sticks and decoupage their picture to the sticks. These should then be set aside to dry.

Once the picture has set, have your students bring their projects to you one-by-one so that you can cut each craft stick apart with a craft knife. It should start looking more like a puzzle now that the picture has been separated into different pieces. Help your students come up with a fun Father's Day poem or words or thanks and have them write these sentiments on the back of the craft sticks.

To finish up, sand the edges of the craft sticks to create a more distressed look, spray them all with sealant, and pop them into a small decorated tin. A beautiful gift any father would be delighted to receive!

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