How to Glue a Puzzle Together

Puzzle glue to glue a puzzle together

After you’ve worked for hours or days on a complex, beautiful puzzle, what next? Do you admire it for a moment and then take it apart? Consider gluing your puzzle together instead, to preserve your great work.

Materials needed:
Your completed puzzle.
A large piece of cardboard to use as a work surface.
Glue (Mod Podge and rubber cement work well. Hobby stores also sell special puzzle glue).
A foam brush.

First, you will need to very slowly and carefully slip the cardboard under your puzzle. Working from one end, carefully lift an edge of your puzzle, slip the edge of the cardboard underneath, and release the puzzle edge on top. Slowly inch the cardboard down the length of the puzzle. *Tip: Assembling your puzzle on top of the cardboard would eliminate this step.

Next, use your sponge brush to spread your glue over the top of your puzzle. Cover a few sections at a time, ensuring that you have complete coverage and a thin coat. Continue until the entire surface is covered, cleaning any stray drops as they occur.

Allow this coat to completely dry, and then repeat. After the second coat is dry, you should feel as though you can tug on the puzzle and not feel it will pull apart.

At this point, very carefully turn the puzzle over on its face and repeat the gluing process. Again, apply two coats, allowing each to dry thoroughly. If you like, you may add as many coats equally to both sides as you’d like until you are satisfied that the puzzle is secure.

When the final coat is dry, you have completed the task of gluing your puzzle together! Now you can tack up your beautiful project on the wall, display it on a desk, attach it to a piece of wood or even frame it so that you and your loved ones can enjoy it for ever.

Finding the Perfect Fit: Jigsaw Puzzle Strategies

Dealing with anxiety as a child was not easy at all. I was nervous, anxious, small, and was frequently bored which led to acting out. As i got older, I found that doing something with my mind and my hands kept my anxiety and boredom at bay.

When I was about nine or ten years old, my grandfather began doing jigsaw puzzles with me. I completed my first 100 piece puzzle in less than an hour! (I though that was really something!) Now that I’m older and my son is getting older, I’d love to try puzzles with him.

Jigsaw puzzles, are a wonderful way to do something in your spare time that keeps your brain sharp and your nerves on an even keel! First, start with puzzles that aren’t too hard for you, (Perhaps up to 150 pieces) so you stay on track and aren’t discouraged enough to bail before you finish the puzzle.

Secondly, I separate the pieces that have at least one straight edge from the others without one. I find it helpful to start by putting the edges together first- that seems to be the least diffucult way to begin. Once the outside edges have been completed, the inside seems much easier for me to fill in. My next tip is to find similar colors and attempt to put them together as well…the edges can give you a clue as to which pieces can be a perfect fit. Just jeep trying and dont be afraid to take a break if you need one.

Puzzle of the Day – Farm Friends

Puzzle of the Day: Farm Friends

Is your little puzzler ready for a new challenge? With its vibrant colors and adorable subject matter, today’s puzzle of the day, Farm Friends by Master Pieces, is a delightful jigsaw puzzle for your little challenge-seeker.

Who wouldn’t love assembling together all of their feathered and furry friends? With a 2-foot by 3-foot wooden frame, there is plenty of space to reunite the colorful rooster, fuzzy orange kitty, naughty puppy, pink pig, little chicks and ducks, horse, sheep, mice, bunnies and cow set against a backdrop of a beautiful farm landscape on a bright summer day. Little hands will love grasping the 24 large wooden pieces.

Farm Friends is appropriate for ages three and up. By assembling the puzzle and taking it apart, matching shapes, colors and pictures, your child can be engaged in independent play. However, this puzzle also provides a wonderful opportunity for families to work (or play) together.

Help your child elevate his or her puzzle skills to the next level. If your little puzzler is an animal lover, curious about nature, farm life or even the seasons…or if he or she just likes colorful, quality puzzles, Farm Friends would make an excellent addition to your jigsaw puzzle collection.

Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids Are Great For You, Too

Cartoon Jungle Animals, jigsaw puzzles for kids

Sometimes it feels as if I’ve spent more time watching my sisters’ children than I have doing anything else in life. This is mostly because time spent watching Sponge Bob is time that drags mercilessly, and because time spent listening to children of differing ages argue about whether to watch Sponge Bob or Hannah Montana is time that seems to come to a complete halt. The solution that works best for me is to turn the television set off altogether, and make them play instead, which in my house means working a jigsaw puzzle.

Most board games require skills like counting or reading, and if the kids you’re trying to entertain aren’t the exact same age, they’re unlikely to be able to do these things at the same level. That means some of them will be bored, while others will feel over their head. Add in the element of competition, and that board game can turn into something that makes the battle for the remote control look good by comparison.

The advantages of jigsaw puzzles for kids include that they involve no reading, no math, and no competition: everybody can go at their own pace, and when the puzzle is completed, it isn’t one person’s victory, but everybody’s.

Jigsaw puzzles for kids range between those with only a dozen pieces, to those with hundreds, and come in every type of design imaginable. Models vary between those smaller than a dinner plate to those that cover the living room floor. And when the kids get tired of pulling one apart and reassembling it, they can glue a backing to the completed puzzle and hang it as wall art.

Best of all, it’s a quiet activity. So quiet you can actually hear yourself think, and maybe even carry on a conversation with the little boogers and get to know them. Try that when you have to compete for their attention with Sponge Bob.

Are You Ready For Some Fun With Dog Jigsaw Puzzles?

Family Portrait Dog puzzle

Are you a fan of puzzles? How about those puzzles with hundreds of pieces? What about putting one together that portrays the image of your favorite dog breed? Choose from many varieties of images and breeds online for dog jigsaw puzzles.

If you are an old timer at these types of puzzles, you probably know that you may choose from many different shapes and sizes of puzzles. The best place to be able to choose the shapes you want for particular image is online retailers like

What is your favorite dog breed? You might like to have a large puzzle of husky in the snow or maybe you would like to find an image of a bloodhound lying on the porch of an old house. You will amazed at just how many dog jigsaw puzzles you will have to choose from when you shop for them online.

Before you choose to put together a very large puzzle, you should make sure to have a table just for that. This is because you may not be able to move it around once you have so many pieces together or you might risk having to start all over again. Putting together puzzles is a great way to spend your spare time. Invite your children or grandchildren to help for a great and fun way to spend time together.

Gluing down the puzzle you spend a couple of months in putting together is good idea. Use a thick and sturdy cardboard for gluing it on. You will then be able to place it into a frame. Hang it up to show off your favorite dog and the work you did in putting the puzzle together.