Monthly Archives: July 2010

Bird Jigsaw Puzzles Are Fun And Collectible

Alpine Nester, a bird jigsaw puzzleOrnaethologists, commonly known as ‘bird watchers’, or ‘twitchers’, or even people who are ‘birding’, enjoy birds in any habitat and certainly have no objection to working to assemble a jigsaw puzzle with birds printed on it. They feel right at home with their fine feathered friends, and might even have a collection of bird jigsaw puzzles in their possession.

The enjoyment of completing any puzzle is to have a sufficient amount of challenge. With bird jigsaw puzzles this can also include making a game of it for children, or adults, by having them name the bird, or birds, on the finished puzzle. This can help to give parents the opportunity to teach children about how birds help the ecosystem by transporting seeds, and insects, to other locations.

One could collect bird puzzles of only tropical birds. This would provide a means of learning to identify each bird by common name and scientific name, while enjoying the beauty of the creature’s natural surroundings as you complete the puzzle.

Another possible collection theme could be having only water fowl, landing on ponds or gliding through the sky with wings spread wide and gracefully gliding onto on a mountain lake. The sense of peace that follows such a scene is sure to help relax even the most tense of family members.

Birds who only live in desert regions are another good collection to use for education, and certainly provide a very good puzzle challenge with all those look alike pieces of sand, and only slight variations in color. The occasional rock or small canyon might break the horizon, but such a puzzle could require many weeks of dedicated attention to finally complete.

Whatever your level of expertise in working with puzzles, you can surely appreciate the lovely scenery in any of the bird jigsaw puzzles available. Pick one up and take it home for the entire family to enjoy.

Animal Jigsaw Puzzles Are Educational And Lots Of Good Entertainment

Leopard in a Tree, an animal jigsaw puzzleAnyone who loves animals, and working jigsaw puzzles, has an endless list of possibilities to from which to choose in selecting a good puzzle, with the picture of an animal as its theme, from something simple to one that is very complex. Jigsaw puzzles have been around since 1760, and are still being made today, with many animal jigsaw puzzles being among them.

What better way to entertain small children while guiding and educating them in many areas of development than to have them learn the patience it takes to work a jigsaw puzzle, while at the same time teaching them about the animal kingdom and all its beautiful, even sometimes ‘not-so-much’, creatures. With today’s digital cameras producing all to real images, the jigsaw puzzle can be almost as life-like as being there.

Speaking of digital cameras and small children, you can even take your own animal pictures and have them developed and turned into a custom made jigsaw puzzle of your very own. Yes! That’s right. A custom made, one of a kind, jigsaw puzzle with your very own best animal friend printed on the finished product. Now, that is cool.

Just imagine taking your child to all the places where interesting animals might exist, teach the child how to take a picture of it, then walk them through the details of finding a made to order jigsaw puzzle company on the Internet, uploading the picture and then enjoying the excitement and anticipation of waiting until the finished puzzle finally arrives in the post. What a way to give children a real life experience of what it will be like when they are grown ups and have to deal with real life issues such as researching how to get things done.

In a matter of days, your child can learn patience, understanding of practical mechanics in operating a digital camera, placing an order over the Internet, uploading their artwork, watching while you pay for the transaction, then watch for the mail to arrive with their very own one-of-a-kind animal jigsaw puzzle to complete many times over the years and hand down to their children, too.

5000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles For Family Fun

Neuschwanstein Castle, a 5000 piece jigsaw puzzleAre you looking for some clean, wholesome fun for the whole family? How about a challenge that you can all work on together? You should take a look at some 5000 piece jigsaw puzzles.

You have probably put together at least one jigsaw puzzle in your life. There are simple ones for young children that just have a few pieces. Some people start small and work up over time to the bigger ones.

A 5000 piece puzzle is a big puzzle. If you decide to take on the challenge, you will need to reserve a big enough workspace for however long it takes to finish. Puzzles of this size are usually 40 inches by 60 inches, or 3.5 feet by 5 feet.

Efficient working would require more space than that so that pieces that aren’t in place yet can be laid around. You will need more than your typical folding card table for a puzzle like this. Visualize family dinners on the card table for a week or two while the dining room table is covered with puzzle pieces.

Efficient strategies are important with such a large puzzle. One can reference a picture of the completed puzzle to get some idea of what general area a given piece might be destined for. If you are considering this as a family project, it would be best to try a smaller puzzle first to see how well that works.

It can be challenging to find a role for smaller children in such a big project. There are helpful roles they can have, but the younger ones are liable to run out of patience before the job is done. There should be some alternative activities for them if the rest of the family is going to be engrossed in working on a giant puzzle for a long time.

A number of different designs are available. Most of them are designed to be visually different in different areas. This makes it easier to have a general idea of where a single piece might belong. Others are made deliberately difficult. Prices for this size tend to run in the $60 to $80 range, though has some great bargains on 5000 piece puzzles.

This is not a project suitable for just any family. There has to be an interest in working together and the ability to do so. A significant investment of time is required, though not everyone has to contribute equally. If it matches your family situation, you might enjoy the challenge presented by 5000 piece jigsaw puzzles.

Taking On The Challenge Of 3000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles

Butterflies in the Mist, a 3000 piece jigsaw puzzleWhat are you doing tonight? Are you going to come home and sit down in front of the television? Maybe you will have some dinner and watch some more television. Eventually you will get tired and go to bed. There may be a better way to spend the evening. 3000 piece jigsaw puzzles can be a nice change from the usual routine.

It will cost very little money for this form of entertainment. A good puzzle will only cost you a few dollars. You can buy them locally. You can shop for them and purchase them online. This way, you will not even have to leave the house to get them.

Pick out the ones that you like and pay for them. Your charge card transaction will be completely safe and secure. Within a few days, they will be delivered to your door. There is no hassle of going shopping and getting ready to go out. You do not have to burn any gasoline. The entire procedure is very convenient.

This is a good way to involve the entire family in an activity. Maybe the weather is not suitable for outdoor activity. Stay in and get out that interesting puzzle. You may have to coax the younger people into joining in. One good way is to challenge them. You might mention that this game is far more challenging than their video games.

There is no one-on-one competition with this game. You can work together on the same challenge. There are few things that allow families to work together, these days.

Of course, you can have one-on-one competition if you like. Buy several puzzles that are similar in piece count. You can set a time limit for each participant or group. For example, after so many hours, the puzzle with the most pieces assembled is the winner. Perhaps the loser has to fix dinner or clean the house. This is a good way to have fun and get household chores done, at the same time.

The Wonders Of 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles

Country Fabrics, 1000 piece jigsaw puzzleThere are many sorts of puzzles out there and a common size is the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles. While you may find this number to be extreme, there are quite a few puzzle fans out there that love this sort of puzzle. Here are a few reasons as to why they like puzzles with that many pieces.

One of the reasons that people love this sort of puzzle that it keeps them busy for a while. There are some that hate the smaller amount of pieces due to the fact that in a lot of cases, they can do them all too quickly. Why have that when you can save some money and do a puzzle that will take you a bit longer?

Others like a puzzle with this many pieces because they love the challenge. They like how they have to pay detailed attention to the different pieces and so forth. It keeps them on their toes.

Some of the people out there like this sort of challenge as they know what puzzles can do for their mind. The reason behind this is every time you do a puzzle, you work your mind. They just like the challenge of increasing their brain power.

Then, there are those who will tell you that the reason that they like those puzzles is due to the fact that they like to frame them after putting them together. They like the bigger ones because then you can’t see the lines as well when you to frame them. They have more fun putting the puzzle together as well as the fun of gluing it together and getting a frame.

Now, you have a bit of an understanding as to why some love the puzzles that have this many pieces. Some hate them for the fact that there are so many pieces and you are afraid to lose some of them. Others just get too frustrated. Some love them, some hate them. What do you prefer?