Instead of spending a fortune on puzzles and games with many easily misplaced little parts, consider making these 5 DIY puzzles and games made from objects you already own. 1. DIY Watermelon Ball-In-The-Hole Puzzle. Cut and paint cardboard into a desired shape, then poke a cluster of holes through it. using a hot glue gun, attach strips of cardboard to the sides of the base to prevent beads from escaping. 2. DIY Sensory Busy Board. This particular board includes a bell, different locks, an abacus, and a fidget spinner, amongst other utility materials. 3. DIY Popsicle Stick Shape Puzzle . Place two large sticks next to each other, then draw or paste on a specific shape. then, have your child match the popsicle sticks up with each other. 4. DIY Pom-Pom Tetris Puzzle. draw a grid on a sheet of cardboard, glue a pom-pom to the middle of each square. on another piece of cardboard, trace over the pom-poms then cut holes. draw a grid on a sheet of cardboard, glue a pom-pom to the middle of each square. on another piece of cardboard, trace over the pom-poms then cut holes. outline each hole with the color of its corresponding pom-pom before slicing the grid into Tetris pieces. 5. DIY Caterpillar Puzzle. glue an assortment of rainbow tops in a caterpillar formation on an old shoebox. Don’t forget the googly eyes!