It's no secret that my youngest son is hard on books. He loves them to pieces...literally. I'm a book lover, too, which makes it painful for me to throw away all those beautiful illustrations. When several pages fell out of "How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" a few weeks ago - our third copy of this favorite title - I had the idea of turning the sheets into puzzles.
And so my upcycled book art puzzles were born. Each is made from an original page salvaged from a children's book and affixed to sturdy birch plywood. The pieces are large enough to be safe for the littlest kids and at 1/4" thick, they are durable. A clear acrylic sealant protects the image. The frame and tray keep the puzzle together when assembled and make for easy storage.
Since I won't be able to keep a consistent stock of these on Etsy, I thought I would post them here for people to browse. If you would like to purchase any of these puzzles, message me with the puzzle number and your shipping address. I will send you the total price with shipping and tax, if applicable, and payment instructions. Remember that each puzzle is one-of-a-kind, so once it is sold it's gone for good.
Lastly, if you have a page from a much-loved book that you would like made into a special puzzle, let me know! Mail me your page or picture and I'll send it back to you as a unique puzzle souvenir.
Upcycled Book Art Puzzle Gallery - Browse and Shop Below
7 x 10" puzzles. $17.88 (plus 6.25% sales tax if shipped within MA)
8.5 x 11" puzzles. $19.76 (plus 6.25% sales tax if shipped within MA)
9 x 13" puzzles. $21.65 (plus 6.25% sales tax if shipped within MA)
Barbara Bitgood, Artisan owner of Holyoke Puzzles in Holyoke, Massachusetts.