Spring Has Sprung–Celebrate with a New Jigsaw Puzzle!

It’s the first weekend of Spring, and while that means you should venture outside of the house for some sunshine-filled activities, it doesn’t mean you forget about your favorite jigsaw puzzle hobby! After a fun-filled day of gardening, hiking, or going out for a picnic, you can return and keep the spring-theme going with a brand new flower or garden themed puzzle!

Plus, we know that after you do some spring cleaning in your house and realize you’ve completed most of your jigsaw puzzle collection already, you’ll be itching for some new pictures!

cars, trucks, flowers

Flower Truck by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Finished size: 20″ x 27″.

gardens, flowers, stairs, photography

Garden Stairway by Springbok. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 23.5″.

farms, markets, dogs, joseph burgess art

Fresh Fruits and Flowers by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 30″.

swans, nicky boehme puzzle

Treasury of Splendor by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 23″ x 28″.

Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 30″.

flowers, people themed jigsaw puzzles

Joys of Childhood by MasterPieces. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 25″ x 25″.

Totally Tulips by MasterPieces. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.75″.

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Country Paradise by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.625″.

Misty Meadow by SunsOut. 1500 pieces. Finished size: 26″ x 32″.

Provence by Ravensburger. 3000 pieces. Finished size: 48″ x 32″.

New Bird-Themed Jigsaw Puzzles

Phil the Groundhog may have predicted another 6 weeks of winter for us Americans, but that’s not stopping us from looking forward to spring. With new puzzles of birds, we can hold you over until you see your flying friends returning from their jaunt south for the winter. From peacocks to owls to eagles (with everything in between), we’ve got your covered until you see those hummingbirds and bluejays back at your backyard bird feeders.

kids puzzles

Peacock by Ravensburger. 300 pieces.

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Butterflies and Hummingbirds by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

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Majestic View by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artists: Lionel Dougy and T. Atkinson

bird puzzles

Birds of a Feather by Springbok. 500 pieces.

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Songbirds and Cosmos by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Artist: William Vanderdasson

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Owl Condo by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Mary Thompson

nature jigsaw

Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Greg Giordano

 

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Tea for Two by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

 

Hobgoblins by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Terry Doughty

New Shoes by Heye. 1000 pieces. Artist: Rudi Hurzlmeier

On the Fence by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Sam Timm

The Old Bicycle and Friends by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Nancy Wernersbach

 

Amazing Skyline Jigsaw Puzzles from Piatnik

If the first jigsaw puzzle you see from Piatnik’s new Skyline series is New York, you night not be so intimidated. Skylines are a popular theme for travel jigsaw puzzles, and this one fits in nicely and shows just how much variety there is in building size in the Big Apple.

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New York Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

But the rest of the Skyview series is tough. Vienna, Paris, and Venice are long distance aerial views with teeny, tiny details. Paris and Vienna are even made up of the same color scheme! These puzzles would be a great challenge and are very unique compared to other skyline travel puzzles.

It reminded me of a great artist, Steven Wiltshire, who has been called the Human Camera. He can take a helicopter ride over a city’s skyline and then reproduce the image–by memory–perfectly, down to the smallest details. With no preliminary sketches or preparation minus the helicopter ride, he can proportion the city exactly and remember every building’s relation to other buildings and landmarks. Check out the video proof. It’s stunning and amazing.

New York City Skyline by Steven Wiltshire

So, for the ultimate challenge, channel Wiltshire, and try these extra tough puzzles by studying the image on the box, then refusing to use it as reference for the rest of your puzzling!

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Vienna Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Paris Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

italy jigsaw puzzle

Venice Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

 

Calendar Puzzles

January’s almost over, so it’s the perfect time to do a 500 piece calendar 2014 SunsOut puzzle! Finish it, glue it, and hang it in your home as a fun (and functional!) decoration. Hurry to snatch these up–they’re discontinued and numbers are limited!

autumn jigsaw puzzle

Time’s Pieces – Autumn by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

calendar puzzle, eagle puzzle

Time’s Pieces – Waterfall Flight by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Time’s Pieces – Spring by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Time’s Pieces – Summer by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

horse jigsaw puzzle

Time’s Pieces by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

 

deer jigsaw puzzle, nature puzzle

Time’s Pieces – Birch Creek Family by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

 

Time’s Pieces – Flower Album by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Check out more SunsOut calendar puzzles.

The Wonders of Weather

Weather is a fascinating thing. Even when it’s unpleasant to be in, it’s often beautiful to look at. Storms, especially, have a way of transforming the sky into brilliant, magical colors. Why not enjoy the beauty of some storms without the cold, rain, and rattling windows with some of our tempestuous weather puzzles!

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Storm Flight by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Lightning Striking Tree by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

Dessert Storm Vista by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

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St. Louis Lightning Arch by Jefferson National Parks Association. 500+ pieces.

artist keith brown

Summer Storm by SunsOut. 550 pieces.

Windmill Teal by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Shangri-La Winter by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 1000 pieces.

Double Flash by Heye. 1000 pieces.