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Dimes Store Games: Picture Puzzle

This lovely picture puzzle is made from an old sticker of a cardinal, but you can use a new image instead. Apply the same sticker or transfer to a little box sized to hold the wooden pieces, tie a ribbon around it, and you have an exquisite small present.

Photography: David Sawyer

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2000


For a picture puzzle, use sets of six or 12 wooden blocks to evoke impressions of your own childhood holidays.

Return to Dime Store Games.


  • Six, eight, or twelve wooden blocks

  • Six images

  • Buy six or eight flat wood pieces from a craft store.

  • Utility knife

  • Glue


  1. Size six images to cover the assembled set of blocks. (This cardinal is an old sticker, but there are also many new ones to choose from. Apply the sticker to a piece of medium-weight paper.)

  2. Arrange wood pieces tightly and uniformly together. Glue your chosen image onto the pieces; when dry, use a utility knife to cut along the indentations made by the spaces between the wood pieces.

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