Jaylene was playing with a hexagonal puzzle at school and after I looked carefully at it, I realized we could make similar ones at home. It was a fun rainy Saturday afternoon project. It’s a great way to use those small stamps.

stamped puzzles

The above shows the pink puzzle put together and the blue puzzle waiting for its pieces. All stamps by Hero Arts.

Materials Needed:

Hexagon punch
Thin chipboard
15cm x 15 cm piece of paper
6 small stamps
6 ink pads
repositional tape

Instructions:
1. Punch out 7 hexagons from the chipboard and adhere them to the paper with repositional tape and then trace around the outside.
2. Using a different ink color for each stamp, stamp each image five times randomly over the puzzle.
3. Remove the tape and you’re ready to play.

Tip: When stamping on the outside edge of a piece, lift up the paper and smoosh it to the stamp in order to get a complete image near the edge.

Jaylene had lots of fun stamping these up. I can see endless possibilities in the hands of more experienced stampers. They would make great presents to include inside a card or as stocking stuffers. To increase the difficulty level you could use more pieces or just one color of ink. I’m imagining one made with fabulous snowflake images stamped in glitter…

If you make up one, I’d love to see a picture so please send me a link.

Here’s a shot of Jaylene playing with her new puzzles.

Jaylene's puzzles

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