Jigsaw puzzles were invented over 250 years ago. Most puzzles are made up of a picture printed on cardboard or wood, then cut into different-sized shapes that fit together. The first puzzles were maps that people put together to learn about geography. The smallest puzzles are about the same size as a grain of rice, whereas the largest ones can have over 500,000 pieces!
For this week’s #MakerMonday, we’ve put together a few puzzles using artworks from the Museum’s Collection. There are three: easy, medium, and hard. To the left, we’ve added pictures of what the finished puzzles look like. When you’re done, try to make your own puzzle!
Make Your Own Puzzle!
To make your own puzzles to share with your family and friends online, try Jigsaw Planet. If you prefer to make one from paper, click here.