This printable maze game is a great activity for children in the New Year.
The best part is there are three activities in one. A maze to help develop problem-solving skills, lots of interesting little scenes, animals, people to discover along the way, and coloring fun to boot.
In this maze, I want to introduce “The Liddles.”
When I first sat down to create a maze game, I struggled with the level of detail that I included in the illustrations. I wanted something like “Where’s Waldo,” with gags hidden in the pages, but there was very little room for antics between the maze.
To get the gags across, I had to simplify the art to an extreme degree and sacrifice character. The result is these tiny things made of a circle, a square, and two stick legs. I call them “Liddles.”
Everything else is very similar to my typical art style at a miniaturized level.
Another creative decision I made here was to create a flat maze with the illusion of isometric projection. Again, it uniquely contributed to my style, but it also sped up the creation process.
How to download and use this printable maze game:
The goal of this maze is to bring the missing matchstick to the Liddles operating fireworks at the finish line. Your child meets the goal by passing through the matchstick and then reaching the finish line. There is more than one solution to finish the maze, but there is only one without crossing lines or backtracking.
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Hi, my name is Cory Shaw. I am an author and illustrator of books and book covers for children.
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