When I was taking down calendars on January 1st, I decided it was such a waste to throw away my nice ones. After all, they costed a pretty penny! I decided to save them and make some children's puzzles.
I just needed David to cut me some blocks to put them on! We didn't have the wood, so I stopped by Parr to get a 4" x 8" x 8' piece of lumber. He cut that down for me into 3 1/2" square blocks, and was able to make 50 of them! For this project I used 9. Clint sanded the sides down for me, but I realized when I went to use them that the edges weren't done. When I asked for the sander, Reid found it for me, and then proceeded to sand them all. I guess it ended up being a family affair!
I cut my picture into nine 3 3/8" squares. Then I got my Mod Podge and spread that on one side. I then added the picture and spread more Mod Podge on top. By the time I got all 9 done I was able to turn the block and do another side, until all 6 sides were done with 6 different calendar pictures. I still need to do at least one more coat of Mod Podge to finish them.
Next time I'd take a picture of all my pictures first, so I could put a copy with the puzzle. I was trying to make the puzzle tonight and had a tough time, not knowing what the picture was supposed to look like. I still can put the finished puzzle pictures with it.
These pictures came from John Sloane's FOUR SEASONS 2011 calendar. These are 4 of the 6 sides.
Get a Horse!
Ripe and Ready
A side view of the blocks.