Ever since Gavin completed his first 100 piece jigsaw puzzle, I’ve been hunting around for more Thomas and Friends jigsaw puzzles. Since I knew he could already do a hundred piece puzzle on his own, I tried to find either another hundred piece or a more complex one. It would appear that there are no Thomas jigsaw puzzles that contain more than 100 pieces. As it is, I could only find two puzzles online that contained 100 pieces (and I have one of them).
Then my SIL suggested I try making a personalised puzzle. There are quite a few sites that offer personalised jigsaw puzzles. Though most promote the concept of turning your personal photos into a puzzle, I’m sure you can also use other prints provided you have a high resolution image available. Jigsaw2order and BePuzzled (who also have their own range of puzzles) are just two of the many companies that offer custom-made jigsaw puzzles.
While I was searching for vendors who sold custom-made jigsaw puzzles, I found a cool free jigsaw puzzle site where you could make your own jigsaw puzzle online. It’s called JigsawPlanet. All you have to do is upload the picture you want to use, choose how many pieces you want it to be broken up into, what puzzle shape you want to use, and decide whether you want the puzzle pieces rotated or not (obviously if they rotate the puzzle will be more complicated). Unfortunately, the most number of pieces you can have the picture broken down into is 120.
Here are a few puzzles I created…
Pretty cool, huh?