Jigsaw Puzzles in the Making

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Jigsaw Puzzles in the Making

From buying the puzzle itself to the placement of the last piece, nearly everyone has put together a jigsaw puzzle. There are jigsaw puzzles of all shapes and sizes, ranging from skill levels of, "You will go nuts!" to "a piece of cake." In puzzle building patience is a formadable ally, but the strategy involved is just as important.

After deciding that a jigsaw puzzle is what you want to do to make the time fly, you must buy the puzzle. There are many places to find jigsaw puzzles. Businesses that specialize in jigsaw puzzles might have a magazine you could look at, or you could just go to the local J.J. Newberries and buy a 1000-piece landscape puzzle for only $5.49. The 1000-piece puzzle might be a little too much for someone who was just starting, or wanted something quick, so I would recommend trying to find a 500+ piece puzzle with a picture that you think would be fun to assemble.

For an example, I will use the 500+ piece puzzle "The Planets" that I recently put together. Once you have bought the particular puzzle that you want, you must find a place to work.

With the box in hand, find a flat surface that is large enough to fit the puzzle on, like a table. Next you must empty the puzzle pieces onto the table and put the box somewhere convenient, where you can readily see it, for you will be glancing at it frequently. For "The Planets" puzzle I used a small card table and put the table next to my bed where I could work on the puzzle easily. I placed the box...