Puzzle Piece Pins


This is a fun and simple craft for kids to make. It’s also a great way to recycle puzzle pieces you may have hanging around.




1. This craft is suitable for many ages and abilities. Younger children can create simple painted shapes, like these ones, and older children can produce more complex drawings.

Recycling old puzzle pieces works well for this craft. If you don’t have any, puzzle sheets from craft stores are a great, inexpensive alternative.

Paint puzzle pieces with acrylic paint. Allow to dry. Acrylic paints are a good choice if you’re adding something on top, like the Acrylic Glass Bead medium, because it stays put and won’t mix with it. It you’re not adding anything on top, any paint will do.


2. Use a flat paint brush to add Acrylic Glass Bead medium on top of the puzzle piece. The medium will be opaque upon application, but will become clear and glossy once dry, adding an interesting glass bead texture to the surface. Allow to dry.


3. Using a glue gun, add pin backs to the back of the puzzle pieces.





Filed under Acrylic Mediums, pins

10 responses to “Puzzle Piece Pins

  1. Perfect idea! I have lots of stray puzzle pieces but am very reluctant to throw them out. I live in a dream world that tells me they will someday find their family! Well, we know that’s never going to happen! This would be great for a Girl Scout project!

    • Sadly, I had no stray puzzle pieces for this craft, because of a major clean up that took place this summer. I had to deal with my tendency to hang on to too many things that had craft potential. Hang on to your puzzle pieces!

  2. easycraftsforchildren

    Great !! 🙂

  3. I love these! Puzzle pieces always make me smile! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Very pretty! My daughter made a pin kind of like this as a mother’s day gift in kindergarten – they turn out very nicely!

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