This weekend, I was looking at making a puzzle something like this one: (but with something other than cats):
So I drew out a template with different shapes on graph paper. My 9 and 6 year old kids saw me working on it, and asked if they could help. So we drew one with robots in it:
After drawing it, I thought: “This would be a great use of the Glowforge Camera function”. We could print out a puzzle template on paper, have the kids draw in fun things in the shapes, and have the GF cut the shapes and raster the designs on each piece.
With that in mind, I made a puzzle template we could print and use. The shapes are a little more elaborate, so that the puzzle pieces only fits in one configuration. It also allow for more imaginative drawings.
I know it’s a pretty simple design, but I thought I would share it.
puzzle1.pdf (2.1 KB)
I’m going to print one tonight, and make some more drawings with the kids. It was a lot of fun.
It’s very different from what I had in mind when I started. But I had way more fun making this than a bunch of cats (or whatever I was going to draw).