Everyone loves a little fun, right? How about a brain teaser? Puzzles help us focus and challenge our minds when we’re alone. It’s especially useful for increasing memory power! It’s not only designed to entertain the user while it’s being solved, but also to satisfy the user once it’s been solved. From mechanical puzzles like jigsaw puzzles to logic puzzles that require a little bit more brainpower, we’ve all tried, tested and enjoyed puzzles in one form or another. Let’s have a look at some of our favourite DIY puzzle options starting with the kids.


Cardboard Name Puzzle

Once your kid is familiar with the letters of his/her name, it’s a fun way to teach them the order of letters and how it’s read from left to right. Have your kid match the coloured cut-outs to spell out their name.

We suggest using durable cardboard for younger children. Decorate it with colours and pictures that you know your kid will respond to.

What you’ll need to do:

  • Paint the cardboard with some colourful acrylic paints.
  • Cut the letters of your child’s name out.
  • Cut each of the letters into 2-3 pieces

It’s that easy! Get the full tutorial here.


Cardboard Shape Puzzle

We all know how expensive these types of puzzles can be – especially those made from wood. We suggest a recycled alternative made from juice bottle caps and old cardboard.

The rest of the materials you will most probably find around the house like a utility blade, glue and some markers to decorate the puzzle pieces.

Click here to have a look at the video tutorial.


Wooden Rope Puzzle

If you’re really looking for a challenge, try your hand at creating your own wooden puzzle. FYI these also make great gifts if your loved ones are into this sort of brain teasers. There are all sorts of puzzles out there with a little twist to make them more challenging, more fun, or just a something a little different.

Follow the step-by-step video tutorial here to see how it’s made.

What’s your favourite type of brain teaser? Leave us a comment below and let us know!


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