Puzzle Maker Invitation

Lesson #2020

Use Puzzle Maker #2 to cut an invitation into four pieces for reassembly fun.

Grade Level:

Any invitation will be more fun if it is die-cut into four pieces and has to be assembled correctly by the recipient. An invitation to an Ice Cream Social is shown here, but any shape would work as an invitation or part of an invitation. Even a computer-printed invitation will be fun to receive if it has been die-cut into a puzzle.

Add an interesting and challenging skill to invitations.

13680-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Ice Cream Sundae - Large 22639-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Puzzle Maker #2 - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock or Construction Paper, Double-Sided Tape, Envelope, Glue, Plastic Bag, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the LG Ice Cream Sundae from gray, pink, brown and red cardstock or construction paper. The brown and red paper only needs to cover the top section of the die (Figure A).
  2. Leave the pink Ice Cream Sundae whole. Trim the "ice cream" from the gray Sundae and adhere the gray dish over the pink Sundae dish (Figure B).
  3. Trim the brown Sundae to look like chocolate sauce. Adhere this over the pink "ice cream" (Figure C).
  4. Trim the red cherry and adhere this to the top of the composite Ice Cream Sundae (Figure C).
  5. Computer generate or hand write an invitation to the ice cream social on a piece of dark pink paper with the date, time and necessary details. Since this is a very small invitation, many copies can be printed on one sheet of paper. Use a paper cutter to cut the invitation to 1 3/4" x 2" to fit on the Ice Cream Sundae (Figure D).
  6. Adhere the invitation to the Sundae. Cut in half horizontally. Use the LG Puzzle Maker #2 to die-cut the two halves of the invitation into 4 pieces (Figure E).
  7. Slip these into an envelope or a plastic bag and have the students deliver the invitations (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

  • Figure E

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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