Calendar Jigsaws

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I love looking through these original articles where it all began nearly 8 years ago. I remember making these calendar jigsaws and think we may do something similar soon.

Just after Christmas when we had put away all the decorations and were clearing out the empty boxes from all the toys Peakles had received, I came across a box of calendars to go to the recycling point.

We had a lovely 2012 Kitten Picture Calendar and it seemed such a shame to just ‘throw’ it away and the recycle bin seemed such a sad place to put it.  So after a quick ‘what shall I do?’ I decided to make Calendar Jigsaws…..

Materials

1 Calendar Jigsaw, Scissors (adult use only) & Pen (optional)

What We Did

We separated the pages and trimmed them so that we were left with 12 pictures.  We also kept the page that had mini pictures of all 12 months as something to refer to.

Then we drew lines on the reverse of the picture and cut following the lines and did freehand cutting (making it up as you go along!)  We started with a simple three piece jigsaw and then experimented with the jigsaw piece shapes (triangles, wiggly lines, zig-zags etc) and the amount of pieces per jigsaw.

Alternatives

Use a picture from a children’s magazine, a poster, photographs or a picture that you have drawn.

More Calendar Jigsaw Ideas

Mix two(or more)  jigsaws together or stick one page to another before cutting to make a double sided jigsaw.

Peakles really enjoys playing with her jigsaws and I have found that she also likes talking about the pictures and making up little stories to go with them.  Her latest thing is to get her toy kitty to help her put the jigsaws together!

For more ideas from Peakle Pie check out our page on Witty Hoots today!

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