DIY Giant Heart-Shaped Photo Bulletin Board Puzzle
Great Team Building Item
I purchased this item to use for a team building exercise for the work place. 26 Associates (Adults) took a piece of the puzzle and decorated their puzzle piece. Showed everyones creativity and helped promote team work. Like a puzzle it represents how one person connects to another to form a whole team. My team loved this item!
February 11, 2010
Cute and Fun
I bought this for my child's kindergarten classroom and the kids loved decorating their pieces. Due to time constraints, I painted all the pieces with red acrylic paint before the children decorated them. My only complaint was that one piece of the puzzle was missing....and we received double of another piece.
February 4, 2011
Teacher Loved It!
I ordered the Pumpkin bulletin board puzzle for my 6-year old's Kindergarten class for Halloween. When I asked his teacher if she wanted another one, she replied with "Sure, it was a big hit!"
Kids had fun decorating it and then seeing their pictures displayed in the hallway.
January 25, 2011
I work in a daycare and only have 8 babies in my classroom. I took 30 different pictures of my babies. I had them fingerpaint the puzzle pieces. Once the pieces were dry, I put them together and laminated them, so that I can place the pictures on the back after laminating and use it year after year. Then I hung the puzzle in the hallway for all of the daycare staff and families to see.
January 23, 2011
I ordered 3 of the puzzles and was disappointed when they arrived. The pieces were totally white which I did not see in the description. When I went to put them together, one of the puzzles was totally missing a piece and all three sets had bent corners on pieces along with one piece that was missing part of the white layer of cardboard thereby exposing the gray portion . The pieces didn't make a tight fit so for my purposes it looked bad. Was planning on using these for a Volunteer Appreciation Banquet with their pix in the holes but it really looked cheap so I scrapped the whole thing. $20 down the drain. Would work for a elementary school bulletin board project where the kids get to sit and color all the white areas individually.
April 21, 2010
Reading the other reviews I knew exactly what I was getting and how to make it work. The only other thing I would add is Crayon does not work very well be prepared to use marker, paint or colored pencils. The kindergarten class loved putting this together for their teacher.
February 12, 2010
Turns out nice
As others have also commented.....the heart comes in a bag of puzzle pieces (all white) and the cardboard is rather thin, however I painted each piece and it held up rather nicely and turned out to be a very cute project. I added (taped) a second piece of cardboard to the back from scrap pieces I had to make it extra durable. I feel it was worth the money I paid for it.
July 31, 2009
Teacher loved it
We made this for my son's first grade teacher for teacher appreciation day as a surprise and she loved it. I sent each piece home with a student and they colored it and sent their pieces back to me. Because of previous reviews, I glued the pieces to 2 large cardboard posters so I could transport it back to school and hung it on her door as a surprise. It worked out wonderful, the pieces were thin but manageable.
May 11, 2009
We made this hear puzzle in my preschool classroom last year. The kids had a great time coloring their own piece and then taking a fun photo!
It's extremely helpful to put the puzzle together and number the back corner of each piece before the students color it so that they know what side to color.
January 6, 2009
I bought this to surprise my son's 2nd grade teacher. Going to send a puzzle piece home with each student to decorate and add a picture. Will have them send it back for teacher and class to open and assemble for Valentine's Day. It does look nicer in the picture. It arrives as just cardboard puzzle pieces in a bag. Some of the pieces were bent at the edges. In hindsight it is something that could be made with oaktag and a scissor....next time :)
December 28, 2008