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How to Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle

There are tricks to putting together jigsaw puzzles that will make them more fun to do.


  • Step 1: Choose a puzzle with a picture that catches your eye. If you're a beginner, choose one with 300 to 500 pieces.
  • TIP: Choose a puzzle with sharp or vivid colors and distinct lines for easier assembly.
  • Step 2: Lay out your puzzle pieces on a flat surface, separating the border or edge pieces from the inner pieces.
  • TIP: It’s easy to miss a border piece, so don’t worry if you can't find them all. They'll turn up later.
  • Step 3: Assemble the border pieces first. This gives you a defined area to work in.
  • Step 4: Sort the remaining pieces into piles based on colors, patterns, and shapes. After sorting these pieces, begin fitting them together.
  • Step 5: You've just put the last piece in. Now step back and admire your achievement!
  • FACT: The world’s largest manufactured jigsaw puzzle is 24,000 pieces.

You Will Need

  • A jigsaw puzzle
  • A flat surface

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