Today we will be making homemade puzzles! This homemade puzzle is perfect if you’re looking for toddler puzzles! This homemade toddler puzzle is actually super simple to make. The best part is, this is a puzzle craft for a sibling to make. This homemade toddler puzzle craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and the actual puzzle is great for kids 2-4 years old.

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Have your toddler’s sibling make them a cute and simple toddler puzzle.

Toddler Puzzles

We all know that children LEARN BEST through PLAY. DIY Toddler Puzzle is perfect for fun interaction and color, parts matching for toddlers. We love DIY Toys, because they are so customizable and, like this time, they are made by an older sibling. Isn’t that cool?

Plus, these toddler puzzles are a great way to recycle cardboard and work on fine motor skills (cutting practice.)

DIY Toddler Puzzle

Your children can make these toddler puzzles look anyway they want. Is the portrait of them? The toddler? Are they wearing their favorite outfit or painted to look like their favorite character?

Perhaps they want to paint their favorite toys? The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity!

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Supplies Needed To Make This DIY Toddler Puzzle

  • a piece of cardboard (we cut some from the shipping package box)
  • some paint (we used acrylic paint, but really, anything would work)
  • scissors
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These toddler puzzles are so easy to put together!

How To Make This Easy and Super Cute Toddler Puzzle

Step 1

Ask an older sibling to draw a picture.


Maybe something that a toddler is fond of at the moment. We asked him and he wanted a train, a boy and a horse (of course).

Step 2

Cut up the picture in pieces.


They don’t have to be equal in size. Start by cutting in bigger pieces. Later, if you see your toddler is capable to put everything together easily, you can cut up more pieces to make it more challenging.

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Kid made puzzles are the best! They’ll be so excited to put it together.

Why We Love This DIY Toddler Puzzle Craft

It’s surprisingly easy DIY puzzle. The fun and cool part about it is that it’s made by a sibling, which could made a very thoughtful and practical gift.

As always we love incorporating learning into the play. This puzzle is perfect for that.

Teaching Colors With A Simple Toddler Puzzle

For example, I was teaching my little one to match the colors.

He thought he was just building train wagons (which he LOVES), but at the same time we were lo0oking for red, blue, green, yellow and brown colors to make sure train looks nice.

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You can even make a train puzzle!

How To Store Your Adorable Toddler Puzzle To Use Again Later

You could store the puzzle in the box or tie them with the rubber band for the next use.

Depending on size you could also use a soap container, a plastic baggie, or even a small basket. Oh! A crayon box or Tupperware may also be good for keeping your toddler puzzle together.

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You can put the puzzle away for later use.

Making A Harder Puzzle For Bigger Kids

After we made toddler puzzle my kindergartner wished for one too. “A much harder one,” she said. To make a harder puzzle, you could cut the pieces into small pieces or silly shapes!

We hope you get to make this DIY toddler puzzle and enjoy as much as we did.

DIY Toddler Puzzle Made By Siblings

DIY Toddler Puzzle Made By Siblings

Make your very own toddler puzzle! It's cute, it's easy, fun, and educational! Plus it works on so many skills like problem solving, critical thinking, and fine motor skills.


  • Cardboard
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Scissors


  1. Ask an older sibling to draw a picture.
  2. Cut up the picture in pieces.

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