puzzles 17 and 18: 2007-2008 pre-k class (4”x6” photo)

piece count: 46 and 48

date cut: 31 May 08

notables: signature piece, year

disposition: end of school year gift to Julia’s teachers

I made two puzzles to give to Julia’s teachers at the end of the school year (puzzle 18 is shown below - but they are very similar).  I cut the school year into the puzzle (2008) which was a new challenge; puzzle 18’s year turned out better than puzzle 17’s.  I should practice on scrap before cutting sometimes, but I like to just jump in.

This puzzle had the additional challenge of many little faces.  I cut around the faces as much as possible so that every child was clearly visible.  That forced me to cut some interesting piece shapes (take a look at the backside).