Here is the beginning–a foam circle wreath from from Dollar Tree, wrapped in green felt I had. Craft paint I had. Empty cereal box on which to make a mess I had. Foam brushes were .05 on sale at Michaels. More about puzzle pieces to come.
The cute animal scene puzzle (also from Dollar Tree) was 24 pieces; sizes that I thought would serve me well. And they did.
The pansies I had from last spring. The little it’s missing doesn’t matter. It didn’t even whimper when I cut pieces off.
Have you ever worked with paint crayon? Interesting medium. It stays
tacky sticky forever. The light blue letters in “til” are punch-outs from the stencils just held on by that paint crayon. The rest were really stenciled with my .05 brushes and paint.
Ta-da!! The much overdue completed project, hanging from a bit of blue ribbon on the wall. Now you see why it was so long, huh? So complicated–NOT!! If you can’t read all the words, it says “till all the pieces fit”.
So, what do you think? It’s different from the others I’ve seen, hopefully portrays the message. If anyone want to have one of their very own, I think it cost me $3.00. I must keep the cost of materials, and shipping if there is any (I’ll use the least expensive). If you wish to pay more, it will go to The Autism Society of your state (or choice) and to a small group I belong to, Parents of Adult Children on Autism Spectrum (PACAS) locally. We who have adults really have very little in terms of support.
Thoughts? Anything to add? Want one–my e-mail is at the top. I have since gotten some pool noodles (guess where?) so I could change it up so it’s at least bigger. Your wish (within reason and my ability) is my command.