Gift Ideas: For Ages 6+

The holidays may be over, the gifts unwrapped, the Christmas puzzles already built, but the kids in your life still have birthdays and Easters and rewards for good grades that are all great occasions to gift them a puzzle! Today we continue with puzzles appropriate for ages six and up, with dinos, princesses, trains, and teddies!

Real 3D Breakthrough – Princess Heart from MEGA Puzzles. $21.99. 125+ pieces.

Chuggington – Busy Day by Ravensburger. $10.99. 100 pieces. Finished size: 14.25″ x 19.25″.


Princess Carriage Ride by Ravensburger. $10.99. 100 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 14.25″.

Dino Balloon by Cobble Hill. $9.99. 60 pieces. Finished size: 12.5″ x 19″.

tatty teddy puzzles

Me to You – Cottage Visit and Garden Party from Tatty Teddy by Ravensburger. $15.99. 100 and 200 pieces. Finished sizes: 19.25″ x 14.25″.

pirates puzzle

Pirate’s Bounty – Floor Puzzle by Melissa and Doug. $11.99. 100 pieces. Finished size: 2′ x 3′.

girly puzzles

Moxie Girlz – Magic Hair by Master Pieces. $7.99. 100 pieces. Finished size: 11.5″ x 15″.

 

 

Holiday Gift Ideas: For Ages 10+

Do you have a child in your family or circle that you have to buy a gift for, but you don’t know exactly what to get? It can be difficult to think of a present for someone if they seem to already have everything, but a puzzle can be a unique gift that challenges their brain as well!

We will do a series of some of our top puzzles for several age groups as we get closer to the holiday season. Today we showcase some of our best puzzles for kids aged 10+.

 

Disney Portrait Series – Snow White by MEGA Puzzles. $12.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 13″ x 19″.

Disney Poster Puzzle – Toy Story Tunes by MEGA Puzzles. $6.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 26.75″.

Curious Lila by Sunsout. $9.99. 300 pieces. Finished size 15″ x 29″.

Merlin and Arthur by Cobble Hill. $14.99. 400 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Tea With Grandpa by Cobble Hill. $14.99. 275 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Beatrix Potter – Peter Rabbit Character Vignettes by New York Puzzle Co. $16.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″

Puzzle Pyramid: Essence of Egypt by Ravensburger. $23.99. 216 pieces. Compete size is 6.5″ x 6.5″

3D Puzzle – Eiffel Tower by Daron Worldwide Trading. $9.99. 37 pieces. Finished size: 9″ x 6.6″ x 20.5″.

Artist profile: Lori Schory

Swan Lake by Lori Schory

One of our biggest and most popular collections from a particular artist are puzzles with images from Lori Schory. Her love of nature and collage-style artwork makes for a great puzzling experience, and these puzzles just fly off the shelf! She also have five brand new images you should be sure to check out below!

Lori was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1956, to parents who were also artists and studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Between a father who was an industrial designer, and a mother who was more of a portraitist, Lori was exposed to a diverse spectrum in the art world. It was clear at an early early age that she would pursue an art-related carrier. In 1981, she received her Master’s degree in Drawing and Painting, with honors, from Northern Illinois University. Lori has mastered the ancient craft of hand-painted signs, lettering on glass, and mural painting. She traveled the southern states doing murals for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide. Sometimes these commercial influences can even be seen in her fine art. She has a keen sense of composition, color and design.

Her artwork has been licensed for puzzles from SunsOut, White Mountain, Ravensburger and Elms, as well as a variety of journal covers, photo albums, screen savers and more. Lori’s art is distinctive and eye-catching with its vivid colors and thematic elements. She posts this beautiful quote on her website, which she says she does every day through her artwork:

“There’ll come a time in life
When there is nothing left to do
But go your own way
A time to follow your dreams
A time to finally stand up for your own beliefs.

Some things will always be stronger
Than time and distance
Deeper than language and ways
Like following your dreams

And learning to be yourself
Sharing with others
The magic you have found.”

Check out the new puzzles from SunsOut, now available on our website, here.

 

Puzzle of the Day – Glow Zone T-Rex

This week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day invites you to step into the glow zone by assembling the T-Rex jigsaw puzzle. Your child can have fun both during daytime and by night with this 100 piece, 15 x 11 inches T-Rex jigsaw puzzle that glows in the dark.

You can take advantage of this opportunity and introduce him into the lost world of the giants that once ruled the earth – the dinosaurs. To increase your child’s interest you can quiz him on facts about the dinosaur that slowly takes shape in front of his eyes. The T-Rex or Tyrannosaurus Rex, rex meaning “king” in Latin, was a bipedal carnivore and according to some experts, a scavenger.

If you think that your child is too young for Jurassic Park, you might take it step by step and begin by introducing the characters before the actual action. And what character defines the lost world best? Its predator king, the T-Rex, of course. Tell your little ones all there is to know about this king of dinosaurs, and do not insist too much on the dangerous aspects of the encounter with such a beast. They might get scared and, with a big T-Rex that glows in the dark, that’s definitely not something that you want, especially during the night. Should you portray him as their protector though, they will feel a lot more assured and perhaps have the sweetest dreams of their lives.

Glow in the Dark Jigsaw Puzzles

That’s right, they really exist. And you can find a small collection at Puzzle Warehouse. Most of them have 100 pieces, but you can also amuse yourself with a couple of puzzles that have 500 pieces, and even with one that has 2000. For even more of a challenge, you can assemble them with the lights off!

These are not really for people who have trouble sleeping when there’s some light in their bedroom. If you fit in that category, do not hang glow in the dark jigsaw puzzles on your bedroom wall when you’re done with the assembling, but try another room instead. Like your kids’ room. Children like things that glow, and things that glow in the dark even better.

If they’re afraid someone might hide under their bed, a glowing shark or dinosaur might protect them without you having to turn the lights on all the time. That way, you’ll be saving some money on the electricity bill and won’t have to worry about your child’s anxiety levels all the time.

And even if your children are not afraid when the lights go out, they will be definitely delighted by the beautiful images that glow in the dark. You can either have Thomas the Tank Engine take them on a magic trip or some of the glowing dinosaurs make them discover the lost world. And if they like fish and the sea, they will certainly fall in love with the Undersea series.

You and your kids will have a great time assembling one of our glow in the dark jigsaw puzzles and then switching off the lights and watching your creation shine.