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My kids love puzzles so I thought it’d be fun to make one featuring them as the star. We used mini hexagon tiles to create a fun look. They loved putting the puzzle pieces together and watching their expressions come together!

DIY Photo Tile Puzzle

– Mini hexagon tiles

– Photo printed out full size on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper (printed out on inkjet printer)

Mod Podge

– Foam brush

– Scissors, pencil

Finishing spray (optional)


Step 1. Flip your photo page photo side down. Arrange the tiles on the paper, trace around the outline. Cut that out. Then place the tiles again on the paper outline and trace them one by one. Cut out each tile.

Step 2. Apply each cut out piece of paper onto a tile using a foam brush and Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Apply a finishing spray if you’d like for extra protection. You’re done.

The puzzle pieces are so much fun to play around with and configure into the photo.

If you have a magnetic board, you can also attach magnets to the back of the tile pieces or place them on your refrigerator.

What are some of your favorite ways your play with puzzles? Take a look at more fun puzzle ideas here!

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.