Awhile back, I made a Numbered Dinosaur Popsicle Stick Puzzle that was a big hit with my toddler (as well as with the readers of this blog). I thought it would be fun to make him more using images of cartoon characters. I made the Mickey Mouse Puzzle you see above as a party favor for his Mickey Mouse Birthday Party (post coming soon) and made the rest as a fun, frugal stocking stuffer.
Mickey Mouse and Friends
What he learns from these puzzles:
- Being that he is a toddler, I made each puzzle numbered to make it more age appropriate for him. This also makes it a fun number sequencing activity and a great way to practice counting (which he loves to do!).
- I made the numbers on each puzzle a different color for 2 reasons: so he could tell which puzzles were different and as a color sorting activity.
- These are also a great way for him to practice his fine motor skills.
Supplies Needed for Homemade Puzzles:
*As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
- 4 x 6 image
- Mod Podge
- Popsicle Sticks
- Paintbrush (I used a foam brush to speed things up)
- razor for cutting (exacto knife)
- Paint or markers (for writing the numbers)
Tutorial for How to Make Numbered Popsicle Stick Puzzles.
I stored his in a Ziploc bag; a small shoebox or pencil pouch would also work.
Numbered Popsicle Stick Puzzles:
Here are all the cartoon themed popsicle stick puzzles I made for my son’s Christmas Stocking:
Dora and Diego
Wow Wow Wubbzy
Yo Gabba Gabba
Ni Hao Kai Lan
Here are some Bible-inspired Popsicle Stick Puzzles that a reader made. She made them to take to church as a quiet, mess-free distraction for her girls ~ Thanks Laura!