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August 28, 2020

It can be challenging finding toys that are personal and meet the developmental needs of your child. Hey hey, I’m Carli from Hein and Dandy, a blog all about DIY and life! Recently my baby has not been able to see our family with travel restrictions and other reasons so I wanted to make sure that she would be able to know who they are. I admit that my baby Bria had no idea at 7 months how to get the shapes back into the right puzzle piece but someday soon she will! This DIY tutorial will help your baby learn shapes, cognitive skills, and family members! Even dogs(if you are so blessed to have doggies too!) Let’s get started!

Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!
You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.
Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!
You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.
Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!

SUPPLIES:

  • Wood Puzzle
  • Canon Printer
  • Photo Printer Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Family Pictures
You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.

Print

I used my Canon printer to print on a 8.5 x 11 inch piece of photo paper. When making your family face collage, make sure that there is at least a 2 inch face area as most the shapes are around that size!

Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!

Trace

Place the shapes over the faces to figure out which shapes fit best. Outline with a Sharpie marker making sure not to get any on the wood blocks.

You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.

Cut

Cut around your trace.

Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!

Mod Podge

Use your paint brush to Mod Podge the pictures into the puzzle.

First layer of Mod Podge on the wood intentation on the puzzle. Place the photo in the hole and use your finger to smooth any bubbles out. Finally add the last layer of Mod Podge over the entire photo. Repeat for all 9 shapes.

You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.
Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!

Let Dry

You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.

Time to Play

Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!
You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.
Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!
You may not be able to see your family right now but you still want your baby to know who they are. This personalized baby puzzle is perfect for a time like this.
Your baby loves seeing faces! Make this custom puzzle filled with loved ones to help your baby's memory and dexterity!

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Carli Hein of Hein & Dandy // Wood Puzzle: Amazon // Canon Printer: Amazon // Photo Paper: Amazon // Paint Brush: Amazon // Mod Podge: Amazon

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