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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Puzzle Piece Fun

Written by  Esther Boylan Wolfson

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Here's a great idea arts and crafts idea that we received from Wendy Jackson, one of our readers. I always save puzzle pieces that no longer made up a whole puzzle and I was glad to get a great idea on how to use them. I tried this idea with my kids and it was a big hit.

Thanks Wendy!

Appropriate for Ages: Three and Up

Time Needed: Ten Minutes

What You'll Need:

  • Puzzle Pieces (To quote Wendy "works great with that brand new puzzle that the dog chewed up one piece to.")
  • Glue
  • Corkboard or a picture that your child drew.

What to Do:

  1. Take glue and put it around the border of a corkboard or a picture drawn by your child. You can do this either with a small glue container or put a little bit of glue into a cup and have your child "paint" the glue around the edges.

  2. Glue puzzle pieces around the border of the corkboard or picture.

  3. Let it dry and hang it up.

Makes A Beautiful Frame For All Your Child's Artwork!

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Esther Boylan Wolfson

Esther Boylan Wolfson

Esther Wolfson , director of our Early Childhood Development Center is an Early Childhood Specialist, who received her BA in English Communications from Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University and an MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, both in New York City. Esther worked as a pre-school special education teacher for seven years. Three of those years were spent working in a school for language delayed pre-schoolers, which is her area of specialty. Another special love of hers is cooking with young children. One of her most enjoyable projects was developing a program for cooking with pre-school children for three special education programs. Esther and her husband Myles have three boys aged eight, five and two-years-old. While her three lively boys and her work at WholeFamily, keep her quite busy, in her spare time (if she ever has any!) she is an avid reader who also enjoys creative writing, exercising and swimming.

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