Spending quality time with your family is so important these days. With the craziness of day to day life, there aren’t many opportunities.
Taking time to communicate with your family and work together on a common goal as a family is critically important and working on a jigsaw puzzle can really help.
So why not create a custom photo puzzle that’s bound to get everyone exited. MakeYourPuzzle can help you do just that!
What Are Family Puzzles?
Family puzzles are just a puzzle that you work on together, as a family. The size of the puzzle, or how many pieces really should depend on the age of the kids or abilities involved. We’ve got 4 sizes of puzzles at the moment and are working on adding more in the near future.
We currently offer 1000, 500, 260 and 100 piece puzzles. The 1000 and 500, once put together are 19.25" x 26.63" in size and the 260 and 100 are 12.75" x 16.00". So, you have enough options to choose from to be able to work together for a few hours.
Importance Of Family Puzzles
Why do a puzzle as a family? Think about it, how often do you see your kids without distractions. Without a television present or a tablet or phone in front of their faces, or yours. It’s hard to make real time for each other. Setting up a family activity night is a great way to make sure you can be present, be in the moment and take time out to talk to each other about your day, your week, your goals, funny things that happened, or just make sure your kids know you are listening to them.
There are so many things that can interfere and influence your children, and not many are good. But don’t beat yourself up. Even a few hours each week to spent time as a family can be just what you all need.
Your kids will know you are available to them, they can get the opportunity to communicate with you when you are not distracted with work, or just life. Just take this change to unplug, and really listen to one another. You’d be surprised what you might find.
You can try to work together on some puzzles and see the teamwork build as you put together the puzzle. Come up with a strategy as a family and decide how tp proceed. The choice is up to you all.
You ay decide to make it a bit of competition, there are many ways to go about it, just see what works best for your family and grab some popcorn and have fun!
Why Play Family Puzzles?
Why a family puzzle? There are so many benefits of working together to assemble a puzzle. It gets you closer together, not only in proximity, but allows you to unwind and laugh trying to find pieces as a team.
Is it sometimes hard for your kids to get along? Why not put them on a team and have them work together to beat mom and dad? It can initiate some real bonding over winning over their parents!
By putting a puzzle together, you learn because you need to find the correct colors and shapes and put them together in the correct way.
Assembling puzzles can be a great way to relax, it takes time, in close proximity to end up with a completed puzzle. Normally, it’s not a fast activity, so you have plenty of time to communicate.
Teamwork And Communication
Finding the right piece to fit isn’t always easy. Being able to communicate your needs and have someone else work towards finding that is important. Working together makes it easier. These 2 skills are critical in the real world and knowing how to work with others is something most people need to do and this is a fun way to teach your children.
Break From Technology
When is the last time that you put the phone down and really communicate with your kids? We’ve got work, school, after school activities and sports, housework and more on a daily basis. Let’s be honest, most of us are just worn out!
We need a break from technology and this is a great way to show our kids that we all need to disconnect from social media and feel connected to the people we love, in real life!
Types Of Family Puzzles
We offer three types of jigsaw puzzles for you to enjoy with your family or on your own. Classic photo puzzles, collage puzzles and pro photo puzzles.
Custom Photo Puzzles
Turn your favorite picture into a custom puzzle; it has never been easier to create your own premium custom photo puzzle – just select the puzzle size and picture orientation, upload your favorite image, and optionally add your text, clip-arts to the puzzle and let us do the rest. Within a few days you will receive your own Custom Photo Puzzle.
The "Classic" Custom Photo Puzzle works with one photo of your choice. If you have multiple favorite pictures and cannot decide which one to go with, check out our Collage Photo Puzzles!
Collage Photo Puzzles
Do you want to share the best of pictures with your loved ones, but you cannot pick just one? Fret no more: with our collage photo puzzles, you can pick up to 64 photos to create a special gift that will last a lifetime! Don’t spend hours sifting through photos, stressing over the one perfect picture.
You can choose 2 or more photos to create a personalized collage photo puzzle. Make a personal collage of your vacation pictures, wedding photos or snapshots from any special occasion to create a picture puzzle that will entertain your loved ones for years to come!
Do you want to create a brilliant collage of photos to puzzle, but it all sounds too complicated? Wonderful news, with our easy navigation customizer, creating a custom collage is a snap! Choose one of our 96+ collage templates, working with between 2 to 64 images of your choice. Even low-resolution images will show up great when placed as smaller images.
Pro Photo Puzzles
Have you ever thought about creating your own puzzle? Now, this isn’t just about sending in your pictures to be made into puzzles.
We know how difficult it is to find high-resolution pictures to make the large custom photo puzzles you want.
We know how you'd also like to use an image of your favorite Landscape, Sport, Park, Pets or City but don't know how to find them.
Are you bored with the limit to the stock-puzzles you have? Then, we bring to you the first of its kind; A catalog of high-resolution pictures to choose from and customize your puzzles. A picture for every keyword. Every landscape. Every city. Welcome to our Pro Photo Puzzle world!
We will offer access to a 140 million high-resolution photo databases.
You can browse through different categories, search by keywords, and pick the picture you love. You can also add your own texts to finalize the customization process for your own unique Pro Photo Puzzle.
Customizing Family Puzzles
Customizing your photo puzzle is easy! Select your a photo or photos of your own, or use one of ours, then upload into our designer. Position it how you like, or use one of our 96+ templates and add text or clip art or even your own graphics. Select a box color or use the default one. Here you can also add text or clip art. The possibilities are endless! Once you are happy with your creation, add to cart, then checkout. It's that simple.
5 Strategies For Solving Family Puzzles
Develop A Strategy For Approaching The Problem
Develop a strategy, start with the easiest part, the sides. Get the younger kids to work on this part. Then find colorful sections of the puzzle. Determine if you want to sort by color, or by piece type/ shape. There are many ways to go about it and no way is the wrong way. It’s a preference, so determine your preference and get started!
Avoid Getting Stuck In Unnecessary Details
If something is hard and you are getting frustrated because you can’t find it, move on. Take a break from that part and move to another section. Don’t get bogged down in that one part. Sometimes you need perspective so work on another part of the puzzle. Sometimes when you do that, it becomes clear when you go back after a break.
Identify Any Patterns That Emerge
Working on a puzzle with a flag? Look for the same colors. Do you have a tree or house in the image, then look for that color. Just look at the big picture and see what pieces can be grouped together because of a specific pattern or color. Then work on a small section and see if you can get a few pieces together. Then see where they fit in the larger picture.
Persevere And Don’t Quit
Don’t give up! Of course, somethings you want to just quit. It can be difficult at times. But that’s not possible sometimes in life. Just take a step back, look at the larger picture. Scan the pieces and maybe take a break for some snacks. Then come back to it and try again. Perseverance is one of the most important things in this world. It’s not how many times we fall or fail, it’s how often we get up and go back in. Encourage each other!
Try Various Solutions And Assess Their Effectiveness
Team building is a great side effect of assembling puzzles as a family. You have to collaborate with everyone in order to find the exact piece you are looking for. You will have to come up with strategies together and implement them. If a strategy doesn’t work, then you need to assess their effectiveness and determine if another approach is needed. Just work together and have fun, that’s the most important part.
Why MakeYourPuzzles Is The Best Choice For Getting A Custom Made Puzzle?
The best choice for getting a custom photo jigsaw puzzle is by far, MakeYourPuzzles. You might ask why. If you like to save money and get a premium quality puzzle, we are your best choice.
MakeYourPuzzles makes it easy to create your own custom photo puzzle but uploading into our custom designer. We offer the option of using one picture, a collection of photos to create a photo collage puzzle, or even select a high resolution image from our database of over 140 million images.
You can add text, clip art or you can even upload your own graphics. Additionally, the sturdy gift box, can be customized as well and you can select from over 30 box colors. With this level of customization, you can’t go wrong! The sky’s the limit.
We worked tirelessly in order to provide our customers with the best premium quality puzzle at an affordable price point that anyone could afford. We also offer free shipping in the continental US!
MakeYourPuzzles wants to be part of the solution of supporting the American work force by keeping our production in the USA. Our team is located in the USA and can assist you with any questions you may have. We want to create happiness, one piece at a time!
It's important to unplug and take really time to be together as a family by spending time together, by doing a puzzle together you have the opportunity to really bond with each other, you are reducing stress, you focus on teamwork and communication and you take a much needed break from technology and social media.
These days everyone is always so wrapped up in so many things. We end us going in different directions as a family and it's necessary to slow down once in a while and learn how to reengage with one another.
No matter what puzzle you make, a custom photo jigsaw puzzle, a collage puzzle or a pro photo puzzle, you won't go wrong! Spending quality time with your family is worth every effort.
MakeYourPuzzle can make it easy for you to create an amazing jigsaw puzzle that the whole family will enjoy putting together. It's a way to really create a unique fun and entertaining item that can help you reconnect with your family.
At what age can a child do a 100 piece puzzle?
In our experience, a child of about 6-7 years can work on a 100 piece puzzle
What age group is a 1000 piece puzzle for?
For a puzzle of 1000 and up, we’ve seen children of about 10+ years work on them. Be aware that it also depends on the image of the puzzle, some with few colors or identifying marks can be more difficult.
How many puzzle pieces should an elderly person have?
With elderly, you should take into account any challenges they may have such as dexterity or mobility or additionally, any decline in visual or mental ability may make a puzzle with a lot of pieces harder to see or handle. But with the 4 sizes we offer, there is something for everyone.
What puzzles are the most popular?
Our most popular puzzle is the 1000 piece puzzle. It allows most families to be able to work on different sections and is a challenge enough for everyone.
What is a good puzzle size?
The size you select for your family puzzle night can vary. Depending on the ages and abilities you have in your family, you might want to start with a smaller puzzle and work your way up. If everyone is pretty good at puzzles, definitely challenge yourselves and choose the 1000 piece. If it’s too easy, try working on it without looking at the box. That can be a way to really make it interesting.
Are puzzles good for brain?
Jigsaw puzzles are extremely useful to stimulate your brain. Having to figure out what pieces fit together within the image utilizes both the left and right sides of your brain. The right deals with intuitive thinking and creativity while the left side deals with logic. Puzzles help both side work together and this is a great way to increase your cognitive function. Think of it as exercising your brain, only more fun!
Puzzles can help with memory. When you are working on a puzzle, you need to find certain shapes and colors and it helps by ting into your short term memory functions.
Problem solving is a big factor, you work together communicating what piece you need to find, or what color you will work on solving.
Can family puzzles be educational?
Can a family puzzle be educational? Of course! How about creating a custom photo puzzle of your family tree, your ancestry. Teach your kids about their great, great grandfather, or your husbands great aunt. Find any old photos you may have and create an interesting family tree. You can add names and dates with our designer that you can place anywhere on the puzzle so that you can label each person with their name. It’s a great way to educate your family of their family. If you know of an interesting story about one of them, this is a great opportunity to share that.
You can also create a photo puzzle of a location. Maybe you are going on vacation to the Philippines, or Costa Rica. Create a puzzle, then talk about country, about fun activities you can do there. Maybe discuss the language spoken there, new foods, new customs. Anything to educate them on what they will experience one you get there.
Use your imagination. Anything can be an educational opportunity. The trick is to make it fun so they don’t feel the pressure to learn. By putting the puzzle together and seeing the image that appears, you have a chance to show them something new in a way that gets them excited about learning.
How long does it typically take to complete a Family Puzzle?
If you select the 1000 piece puzzle, this normally can take up to 10 hours. But when you work together in a group, things go much faster. Many different eyes looking at pieces spread out on a table make it go quicker. The beauty of a puzzle is that you can start one night, then continue the next if you didn’t finish all at once. Plus the great thing is that once you are done, you can glue or frame it and display it on your wall as a memory of the fun night you spent working on it as a family.