Spool Matching Puzzle

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by Rachel Adams, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Spool Matching Puzzle

Mix and match three in a row! A favorite of kids everywhere, this spool puzzle teaches children about making matches, and also cultivates a sense of humor by intentionally mis-matching the animal pictures. Hilarity ensues! Recommended for ages 3+.

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Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1.5 hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Draw light pencil lines vertically dividing each spool into three equal parts.
  • 2
    Pencil in image for each section. The top spool will have three different animal heads. The middle spool will have three different outfits and the bottom one will have three different feet/ shoes. Each section should coordinate with the spool above.
  • 3
    Paint in the image using non-toxic acrylic or other non-toxic paint. Let dry. You may need more than one coat.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1.5 hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • • 3 Wood Spools
  • • Acrylic Paint
  • • Paint Brush; Pencil