If you have children, surely you've seen the results of their work with some popsicle sticks and glue bottles. But popsicle sticks are not just for kids - they are media that are environmentally friendly and cheap to adults who are creative, too. Popsicle sticks are easy to find in the arts and crafts supply store. They come in various sizes and colors and some come in a box 1000 for just a few dollars.
Lay a sheet of contact paper, sticky side up on a table. Place the popsicle stick side-by-side in rows on the paper. Contact paper to prevent the stick from sliding when you paint a picture with acrylic or tempera paint on a neatly ordered collection of sticks. When the sticks - now the puzzle pieces - dried, peeled off the contact paper.