Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Puzzle Art

READERS BEWARE: this post has very little to do with party planning, so I hope you will indulge me. I saw the most adorable pictures in the latest Pottery Barn Kids catalog that inspired me to create some artwork. Truth be told, I am an artist-wanna-be. I appreciate art, I collect art, I’m just not that great at creating art. The PB Kids inspiration was a set of pictures in a gorgeous nursery that showed animals made out of newspaper print. Sorry no pic, but just go with me on this one – they were incredibly cute and creative. I thought it would be fun to create some of my own animals using a different part of the newspaper – the crossword puzzle.

So here are the results. Wait, let’s have some fun. Try to guess the animal based on these crossword puzzle-style clues that I spent days coming up with…

Puzzle #1: An amphibian that has permeable skin and no tail.

Puzzle #2: This flying insect is important ecologically because it is an agent of pollination.

Puzzle #3: A diverse group of reptiles that were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for millions of years.

How did you do?

Answer #1:

Answer #2:

Answer #3:

These pictures were super easy to make. Just gather up some crossword puzzles (I bought a big book of them at the dollar store), trace the outline of the animal and then cut it out and glue it onto a picture frame mat.

That’s it – cute, easy art!


Bonnie said...

adorable... great colors together

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

I really like these! I think they're so fun and I love the little touches you did with the accents! Thanks for the idea. :)
Stopping by from Shabby Nest.

Angela said...


Hatter and Hare Events said...

Thanks so much for the super nice comments - the artwork was really fun to make!

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Very fun! And I like that you can make different shapes. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.


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