DIY Paint Chip Puzzles for Kids

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DIY Paint Chip Puzzles for Kids: Making puzzles for your kids just got easier (and cheaper) because all you need are some free paint chips and scissors!

DIY Paint Chip Puzzles

Recently we decided to get a little crazy and do a super long road trip with the kids up to Salt Lake City, Utah. We got even more crazy and decided to relocate there…but, that story will be for a later time once life quiets down here a bit. Anyways, being that we were going to spend a good 22 hours in one vehicle with rowdy children we went on a massive hunt for simple and quiet activities that they could easily do in the car. This busy bag was by far one of the quickest to put together and one of their favorites to play with. Plus it was FREE!

Items Needed for Paint Chip Puzzles:

  1. Paint Chips
  2. Scissors

That’s it!

Items Needed for Paint Chip Puzzles

How to Make Your Paint Chip Puzzles:

While out doing our weekly grocery shopping trip we swung by the paint section and grabbed some free paint chips. The kids actually had a blast doing this. I am not quite sure I will ever fully understand, but to them there was something magical about those colorful cards!

While picking out our cards we did play a color identification game which ended up entertaining Meatball for the rest of the shopping trip. My only complaint about the cards that we got was that they had the name of the colors listed on the front. So once we got home and started to put these together the first thing that was done was the section with the writing on it was cut off. Simple enough of a fix.

Cut off writing on paint chip

Then we simply cut out various shapes using our scissors. Was great fine motor skill practice for the kids!

Cut out puzzle designs on paint chips

And then threw them all into a busy bag to be played with! The whole process took less than 10 minutes.

DIY Paint Chip Puzzles

I absolutely LOVE it when simple DIY toys are a win for holding my kids attention!

DIY Paint Chip Puzzles

Hope your kids love this as much as mine have!!


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