As Aias gets older he gets more and more interested in puzzles. He started with the ones with the big chunky pieces, usually three to a board. He then worked his way to smaller puzzles with the pictures on the inside of the board. He's currently working on 4, 6, and 12 piece puzzles. What's the only thing better than a nice new puzzle? A nice new puzzle with your picture on it!
I chose one of his favorite photos of himself and daddy; a photo of our hike on Mount Finlayson near Victoria, BC. Here's the picture I sent to Piczzle:
|Yeah, it's sideways. I know.|
|The box with the plastic removed|
|The box with the plastic around the edges; really great gift quality|
|Cracked open so you can see how it looks when you open it|
|Completed: I did it, Aias observed|
My only criticism of this final product is actually a criticism of myself; I'm not sure the picture I ordered was ideal in puzzle form for a small child. I managed to do it and I'm sure when Aias is a bit older he will be able to do it as well, but I think there's too much blue space in the picture I chose. Next time, I will follow these criteria when selecting a picture for his 24 piece puzzle:
- A more "close-up" image
- Brighter and more varied colours
- Objects in the photo with sharper, more distinct edges
Alternately, if I wanted to make a more difficult puzzle, I'd go with an image like the one I chose above, or something even more monochromatic.
I'm planning on ordering some of these as gifts in the future as I think these are incredibly versatile for gifting; you can order larger puzzles with more pieces for adults, and these 24 piece puzzles are perfect for preschoolers. Remember these aren't just for kids, as people of all ages will get a kick of seeing themselves and their families on puzzles!
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Finally, just a heads up, after the winner is announced and is awarded their puzzle, Piczzle will also be giving me a discount code for my readers so that all of you can go ahead and order puzzles from them if you wish.
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