I love a good jigsaw puzzle. Was obsessed with them as a kid and am happy to see my kids are following suit.
Next to Family Movie Night, my favorite activity is sitting around a table with Allie and the boys just working on a puzzle. At least it was until I met this bad boy.
A jigsaw puzzle and Mario? Two great combinations that practically guarantee they’ll taste great together! Except, geez was this a toughie!
I know, I know. Its only 550 pieces. This USAOpoloy Mario Maker Puzzle should have been a snap. But to be honest, it was a real bear to finish. Even Jason (who may be better than me at puzzles! Shh, don’t tell my wife I said that.) was ready to toss this bad boy out the window at one point.
The tons of yellow was tough for sure, but it’s the combination of the mystery item boxes and the shaded squares that almost broke me. The shadows make it super tough to figure out exactly which piece is which.
But we stuck with it and as the above photo proves, we finally finished the USAopoly Mario Maker #1 Puzzle! And yes, there was great rejoicing.
Knowing that I would never ever ever ever want to do this jigsaw puzzle again, but also knowing that it does look really really cool… I had an idea. We’d buy some puzzle glue and turn this sucker into a work of art.
What’s neat about this glue is it’s so easy to use, and you spread it on the top of the puzzle. Not the bottom. So no need to turn the puzzle over at all.
There’s a spongy top that you just press down and wipe all over your puzzle. It goes on white and dries completely clear.
I wasn’t sure how it’d work but as you can see, it held up really well! We just need to buy a frame for it and then hang it in the basement. Now I want to go redo every single one of our puzzles and turn them into works of art.
Do you like jigsaw puzzles?