Here’s a little project that “upcycles” trash into treasure, …well, at least it’s fun! Make jigsaw puzzles out of old cereal boxes. Uses the boxes themselves as the storage for all the puzzle parts.
TIP: save a peeled backing sheet from a prior GF project and use it as a “burn shield” to protect the printed graphic while cutting. The adhesive from this second use is just tacky enough (like a Post It) to hold in place while cutting without peeling away any printed ink.
I made a full size box and a mini Snak-Pak size versions.
So - are you gluing the box to proofgrade hard board?
The QR label says Medium Draftboard, so…
Personally, I’d use chipboard, but I think I’m in the minority in having stacks of that around.
Duh. For some reason I thought he was using a scrap to show the size. Makes sense.
Sure, any chipboard would work fine and more in the spirit of “upcycling”. Maybe I’ll try it with some old left over drawing tablet cardboard backings. No need to use up virgin Draftboard.
Thanks for the inspiration!
(no cereal boxes around here…)
Just when I think there isn’t much new to see here, you go and prove me wrong. These are fun.
I will never see a cardboard box the same way again. Every one is an opportunity. Ha.
I have tons of cardboard box material. Could this be the backing?
Corrugated boxes not so much as it doesn’t have physical integrity along edges cut along the open part of the corrugation channels. But an interesting riff on this would be to use 2 different package boxes (chipboard) back to back. That would make it wicked hard to solve the puzzle
In a house where puzzles are done all the time…THIS is a good idea. Something to challenge the masses…
haha, step one, determine which side is for which puzzle, step two, put together, step 3, turn over and see what the suprising other image is. haha
Hehe… get two different designs of the same product.
I have a two sided puzzle, it’s a nightmare. The two pictures aren’t that different, they’re both skiing scenes. Definitely do this.
Worse would be two sides of the same thing. The pictures would belong but the shapes would be wrong
Flip them and it would be worse.
Much opportunity here for evil laughter