Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Break - Day 3.5 - Puzzle Cubes

DIY Puzzle Cubes

I found this Puzzle Cube project pinned on pinterest this morning.  It reminded me of a project that I'd done with the kids a couple years ago.  After some searching, I found these pictures!

They are from June of 2010.  We made some puzzle cubes just like the ones described on the blog mentioned above.

I don't quite remember, but I think I must have glued the shapes together for the kids.  They were a bit younger back then!  And it looks like I made them in the typical shapes of a 7 piece puzzle cube.

Then they painted them different colors.

And drew designs on them.

They must have been outside playing before they came in for this craft.  They are super sweaty and red-faced!  It's almost like the surface of the sun in Fayetteville NC in June.

Here's Ginny with some of the completed puzzle cubes stacked up together.

This was an easy craft project to do with the kids.  Jack and Ginny were 9 and 7 back then.

If you're interested in making your own puzzle cubes, check out the blog at the top for more detailed instructions.  You can also take a peak at Thinkfun's Block by Block.  They show the 7 shapes and some of the puzzle cards included with their puzzles.  I totally recommend Block by Block for puzzly and logic fun!

UPDATE - I found the cube puzzles that Ginny and I had made those many moons ago.  You can see the shapes of the different pieces in this picture.  And it looks like I did have the kids glue their own shapes together after all!  Some of Ginny's are a bit off-kilter!

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Ann said...

This is a really cool idea! I have to pick up some of those cubes.

Les Vrolyk said...

This is definitely a fun project! I hope you guys enjoy it!