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    Just wondering what some of you may think of printing a coloring page, gluing it to wood, cutting the exterior so that it was in the shape of whatever you chose, such as an elephant, then letting your children color the image, seal it with whatever you use (I use Mod Podge) then cut it into puzzle pieces for your child. Both of you contribute to the process so both would get some satisfaction from it.
    What do you think?
    I've uploaded an image as an example...an elephant...something simple to cut AND easy to color.
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    It works great so long as you print it out on heavy enough paper. Too thin and the glues will make a mess of it.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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      Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
      It works great so long as you print it out on heavy enough paper. Too thin and the glues will make a mess of it.
      I agree Mike, but I've been using regular copy paper with good success. To avoid the problem with glues, I use Mod Podge as glue AND sealer. Using the Mod Podge I have never had a problem with gluing my images to wood. White glue, however, has given me nightmares. Using Mod Podge as glue AND sealer actually provides a barrier on both sides of the paper and has worked very well for me.
      You sound as though you've already done this.

      Bubba
      "Live as though Christ died yesterday, arose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow."

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      • #4
        I have already done it probably 25 times or more successfully and Yes I used to use Mod Podge. I was the one who got some folks on this forum to try Mod Podge..I have done some with the coloring already done and some left uncolored that child could color later if they choose to do so.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          And here I was thinking I had a good idea. LOL

          Bubba
          "Live as though Christ died yesterday, arose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow."

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          • #6
            You had an excellent Idea!
            "Still Montana Mike"

            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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            • #7
              Excellent idea Bubba. Great for children and seniors as well. You might be able to take some to a senior center, let them color them in after they are glued to the wood, bring them home, cut the puzzles and bring them back for them to solve.

              george
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              • #8
                Hi, Bubba.......Are these kind of what you are describing?

                http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/scr...zles/24950.htm


                We really had a good time making those a few years ago, and it was fun to get the kids involved in the fundraising process. Best yet, it is easy to make your own coloring pages. Just make a drawing outline with a black marker, and let the kids color them in.

                In this particular case, the puzzles were all colored prior to cutting them. Another option would be to mount the black and white line drawing on wood, and cut it, and have the kids color it later, but at least with crayons, I think the color would come out darker when the crayon hit the kerfs between the pieces.
                Shawn Ferguson

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                • #9
                  Shawn

                  Great idea. I have been known to make the grandchildren's drawings into jigsaws, but you have gone a few steps further for a great cause

                  Sue

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                  • #10
                    Nice great idea. Even i have done the similar kind of puzzles for my kid. As i had downloaded the coloring pages of monkey and taken a print out and colored the pages. I have cut those images in to pieces for puzzle. I would share the link from were i have downloaded the monkey coloring pages.

                    Top 20 Free Printable Monkey Coloring Pages Online

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