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Pieces on Earth | Christmas Display Ideas

Pieces on Earth

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Instead of throwing out those puzzles with missing pieces, let your kids turn what's left into a cast of holiday characters.


  • Jigsaw puzzle pieces
  • Acrylic paint
  • Fine-point permanent markers
  • Glue
  • Dimensional fabric paint
  • Pom-poms
  • Mini googly eyes
  • Monofilament
  • Pinbacks


  1. Paint the puzzle pieces with acrylic paint. Once they're dry, draw or glue on distinguishing features. We used dimensional fabric paint, pom-poms, mini googly eyes, and a fine-point permanent marker.
  2. Turn the creatures into tree ornaments by gluing loops of monofilament to the backs, or attach pinbacks so you can give a backpack or sweater a little holiday flair.