Jigsaw Instructions and Cutting Guides

Our printable jigsaws are quick and fun to make, easy to keep in a ziploc bag, and useful to have around for odd moments.

Instructions:

  • Print the jigsaw onto printer card
  • Cut carefully around the large and small pictures
  • Print an appropriate jigsaw cutting guide onto paper. Pick from rectangular or square according to the jigsaw, and choose an appropriate number of pieces for your child.
  • Cut out the whole rectangle or square - don't cut out the pieces yet.
  • Place the guide over the jigsaw, matching the shapes up carefully.
  • Cut the jigsaw pieces through both layers.
  • Discard the paper pieces.
  • Store the jigsaw in a box or bag and stick or staple on the small image to help your child recognise and complete the puzzle.
  • Alternatively, ignore the above and just cut the jigsaw up into a many pieces as your child can cope with.

Christmas jigsaws to print
Our Christmas dog jigsaw, assembled, with a heart shape in the centre. We have stored this jigsaw in a ziploc bag and you can see the small image glued to the bag for reference.

Cutting Guides - Square:

Jigsaw cutting guides - square - hearts
4 levels, from 4 pieces to 17 pieces, all featuring one or two heart shapes (great for our Valentine's Day jigsaws).
Jigsaw cutting guides - square - hearts

Jigsaw cutting guides - square - stars
4 levels, from 4 pieces to 16 pieces, all featuring one or two star shapes (great for our Christmas jigsaws).
Jigsaw cutting guides - square - stars

Jigsaw cutting guides - square - shapes
Here's a fun way to help your little ones start to recognise shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle)
Jigsaw cutting guides - square - shapes

Jigsaw cutting guides - square - pumpkin
Jigsaw cutting guides - square - pumpkin

Cutting Guides - Rectangular:

Jigsaw cutting guide - rectangle - stars
4 levels, from 4 pieces to 16 pieces, featuring star shapes (great for our Christmas jigsaws)
Jigsaw cutting guides - rectangle - stars

Jigsaw cutting guides - rectangle - hearts
4 levels, from 4 pieces to 15 pieces, with hearts (great for our Valentine's Day jigsaws!)
Jigsaw cutting guides - rectangle - hearts

Jigsaw cutting guides - rectangle - shapes
Here's a fun way to help your little ones start to recognise shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle)
Jigsaw cutting guides - rectangle - shapes

Jigsaw cutting guides - rectangle - pumpkin
Jigsaw cutting guides - rectangle - pumpkin

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