Imagine Toys : DIY Puzzles

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Imagine Toys was so very kind to send this beautiful product our way to test out.
A 9-Piece Block Puzzle to decorate your own puzzles.

The package includes:

  • 9 wooden blocks
  • 6 colors of acrylic paint
  • 2 paint brushes
  • An assortment of colored pencils

As this product is for 3+, and Henry’s just three and not the most excelled in drawing, I was curious how the puzzles would turn out. I kept an open mind and let Henry have at it.

craft puzzle from Imagine Toys
For each side, I let Henry choose two colors of acrylic paint (hoping for some blending).

While Henry created some beautiful art, it wasn’t identifiable to be able to take it apart and put it back together as a puzzle.

I tried a coloring book approach and drew a picture of a tractor on one side of the blocks for Henry to paint in.

It started out very well…

make your own puzzle with blocks
… but once the tractor got covered, it just got smeared together…

So I tried yet another approach.
Painting a letter on first for Henry to color around.

block craft puzzle

This actually worked pretty well.
Henry was excited for the letters and painted around them.
Smearing them a little in the process.

All it needed was a quick outline with a Sharpie marker and they were easily identified.
I also painted numbers on one side for some open ended play, as well as a side with stars.

art puzzle with blocks

Now it’s still a little tricky to figure out the puzzle…
…but its good to make him think every once in awhile!

diy puzzle with 9 blocks

Got an artist on your hands?

I do recommend this 9 Piece Block Puzzle, whether you have an older child that can really get into drawing on each side, or a younger one like Henry, you just may have to get creative. Either way, they’ll love the challenge of putting it all back together again!

Imagine Toys has a bunch of these Seedling products that are creative toys!
I think the kaleidoscopic one could be really interesting and fun with the end product!

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