New Jigsaw Puzzles Released!

We recently got in a batch of several fun, new series of jigsaw puzzles!

For folk artist fans, you’ll love the new Art of Anthony Kleem series! With six new puzzles from Karmin, all at 550 pieces, folks will have fun putting together the whole series, which features great folk art themes such as the mountains, the beach, and hot air balloons.

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Battlecreek Balloonfest by Karmin. 550 pieces. Artwork by Anthony Kleem.

New series now feature captions that feature a list of all the other puzzles in the series by name, so they’re extra easy to find! You’ll find the list with hyperlinks that will take you directly to the new puzzle underneath the caption and before the information in the details. It will look like this:

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For those that are a fan of vintage Americana jigsaw puzzles, especially ones that feature old advertisements, look no further than the Kellogg’s series, which includes collages of retro Kellogg’s characters and the box art of Snap, Crackle, and Pop from Rice Krispies cereal! With tons of detail and color and a dash of nostalgia, these are some great puzzles to do to bring back some memories!

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Retro Cereal Boxes by Karmin. 1000 pieces.

If vintage and Americana artwork aren’t your thing, the contemporary photography art of Terry Border might be right up your alley! Border makes humorous scenes using everyday objects to tell tiny stories. In one, an ice-cube-person lifts weights (made out of a toothpick and Lifesaver gummies!) while staring longingly at a poster of the Titanic that says, “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” His photographs will be sure to amuse young and old puzzlers alike!

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Zombies are Nuts About Brains by Karmin. 500 pieces. Artwork by Terry Border.

Halloween Goodies and Treats

Halloween is coming up, meaning snacking on sweet and yummy treats is coming up! If you need some inspiration on delicious desserts to create with a Halloween twist, look no further! Between our puzzles and our research for easy-to-make treats, we’ll give you a few of the best ideas of what to serve to your family and friends for this spooky holiday!

Halloween Treats by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

Halloween Treats (Mini) by Eurographics. 100 pieces.

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Halloween Cupcakes by Vermont Christmas Company. 1000 pieces.

The best Halloween treats require little prep but lots of fun! These Marshmallow witches require no cooking, just building!

For a mix of healthy (fruit) and sweet (white chocolate), look no further than the Ghost Strawberries!

For something a little more elaborate, try baking the Gingerdead Men cookies!

World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzles

Ravensburger has added another monster-sized jigsaw puzzle to their ranks by introducing the brand new 32,252 piece puzzle titled “New York City” which features a composite of 65 different images to create the skyline view from the 61st floor of Rockefeller Center.

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New York City. 32,256 pieces. 17′ x 6′.

Ravensburger, Clementoni, and Educa have all released some giant puzzles ranging between 9,000 and 33,600 pieces. Educa currently holds the award for world’s largest jigsaw puzzle with “Wildlife” with artwork by Adrian Chesterman.

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Wildlife by Educa. 33,600 pieces. Puzzle measures 18.75′ x 5.16′ when complete.

The biggest jigsaw puzzles also have some of the best-detailed images from jungle scenes to fine art. Check out all of these beautiful, challenging puzzles and let us know what theme or image you’d love to have in 30,000 or more pieces!

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Astrology by Ravensburger. 9,000 pieces. Puzzle measures 54″ x 76″ when complete.

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The Last Supper by Clementoni. 13,200 pieces. Puzzle measures 9.5′ x 4.5′ when complete.

At the Watering Hole by Ravensburger. 18,000 pieces. Puzzle measures 108.5″ x 75.5″ when complete.

Life, The Greatest Puzzle from Educa. 24,000 pieces. Puzzle measures 14′ x 5′ when complete.

Best Things Designed to Look Like Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

For those of us that LOVE jigsaw puzzles, we know that they’re more than just a hobby. The puzzle piece look can also be decorative–and even functional! Check out these great designs in the shape of puzzle pieces for things such as cutting boards, chairs, and more!

1. Puzzleboard cutting boards

2. Puzzle wine rack

3. Puzzle rugs

4. Puzzle benches/end tables

5. Puzzle mirror

6. Puzzle alarm clock… that only shuts off once you correctly arrange the pieces!

7. Puzzle cookie cutter

8. Puzzle storage

 

Puzzle Penpals

In August, we posted about jigsaw puzzle swaps. With swaps, you can send and receive jigsaw puzzles from all over the country. But recently we discovered Mallory’s blog where she has put a new spin on puzzles in the mail.

Mallory is a creative woman with a lot of long distance family. To keep in touch with the younger bunch and foster a close relationship with them across the miles, Mallory has found fun, interactive ways to communicate.

One way she came up with was penpal puzzles!

The concept is simple: she finds a puzzle that her cousin (or niece of nephew) would like (with an appropriate piece count for their age), she puts it together, then she flips it over and writes a note on the back.

Then she breaks it up to send.

And voila! The kiddos get a fun new gift, an educational and interactive activity, and a letter to cherish from a loving family member!

The same thing could work for adult family and friends, though it might take you a little longer to accomplish! It would make an additionally wonderful gift for grandparents using a custom jigsaw puzzle with a beloved family photo.