Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Disconnect the Dots

a puzzle for kids
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Following the numbered dots, erase the lines between them until the hidden image is disclosed.

Erase using a graphics program, or print out the puzzle and use white-out or trace it with a pencil and then erase.

FarmerJohn, Jul 07 2003

like this, but better http://www.geocitie...nie/disconnect.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Dry Erase Printer http://www.halfbake...y_20Erase_20Printer
For use with this idea. [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Finding hidden images in pictures has long been a staple of children's puzzles. I don't think you need to number anything.
DrCurry, Jul 07 2003


       Adorable. How creative! +
phundug, Jul 07 2003

       [bm] Maybe if you squint while imagining you're halfbaking in an internet café in gay Paris.
FarmerJohn, Jul 07 2003

       T'would be better if the lines - to - be - erased crisscrossed the picture - to - be - uncovered.
phoenix, Jul 07 2003

       No, you erase the numbered dots, the lines between them and the numbers. The result (lines between unnumbered dots) is a stylised image of what you find at the upper left of this page.
FarmerJohn, Jul 07 2003

       Sounds like a great excuse to invent the graphite printer or the erasable ink printer cartridge.   

       Does it mean I've been around too long when I start forgetting and recreating my own ideas? Guess what I found when I searched for erasable (see link).
Worldgineer, Jul 07 2003

       Nice. Quirky.
thecat, Jul 07 2003

       FarmerJohn, nice 1/2 crescent on a plate.
thumbwax, Jul 07 2003

       I saw a similar game with an alarm clock, a thermos and a mass of wiring. It was called "disconnect the terrorist device". How disarmingly simple...
riposte, Jul 08 2003

       Yes, but in [FarmerJohn]'s idea, nobody dies, riposte. Unless, of course, the parents are abusive AND want a brilliant kid. Then, maybe.
shapu, May 26 2004

       A graphite printer would be so great.
bristolz, Jun 04 2004

       Just look at the lines not numbered, the image is obvious, I think kids would get bored. I used to try to visualize the picture before filling in the dots, I think that was halfway the point, at least. Its harder to cheat like this with a bunch of dots on a page than a bunch of numbered and unnumbered lines.
daseva, Jun 04 2004

       The book should come with a mini "pencil" with an eraser at each end.
phundug, Jun 04 2004


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