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!