National Puzzle Day

Well who doesn’t love a great puzzle?  Today, January 29th is actually National Puzzle Day!

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Puzzles were originally created by European Mapmakers who would paste maps onto wood then cut the wood into smaller pieces.  The first jigsaw puzzles was invented by John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker, way back in 1767.  Mr. Spilsbury created the first jigsaw puzzle by painting a picture on a flat, rectangular piece of wood, and then cutting it into small pieces with a jigsaw.

Let’s look at some of the jigsaw puzzles available today…

There are so many jigsaw puzzles out there!  So what to do with an old puzzle that you’ve mastered?  Or a puzzle that you loved but have lost some of the pieces to?  Turn them into DYI jewelry, of course!

Puzzles have a long history and it’s nice to know that there is a special day set aside to Celebrate the world of Puzzles!!

 

 

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