Solving a 2000 piece puzzle or any other jigsaw puzzle is an effective way to relieve stress and stimulate the mind. But what can you do with the jigsaw puzzle once all the pieces are in place? You could frame your puzzle and hang it on a wall to get a gratifying feeling every time you look at it. But is that all you can do?
This article highlights seven tips on what you can do to prevent your feeling of accomplishment from fading away.
What Are the Benefits of Puzzles
Puzzles are a great way to have fun. Playing puzzles also stimulates the release of the dopamine neurotransmitter. Dopamine serves a crucial role in reinforcement, arousal, motivation, motor control, and other executive functions. As such, it’s suitable for the mental development of kids and the mental stimulation of adults with aging problems such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Here are insightful ideas on what you can do with your finished hard puzzles.
1. Frame Your Puzzle And Hang It
Like most jigsaw puzzle lovers, you can frame your puzzle for display once the last piece is in place. You can use duct tape, Mod Podge, or glue to stick your puzzle pieces together on a framed hardboard. You can then hang your framed jigsaw puzzle in your living or dining room for a splendid display to your fellow puzzle lovers, friends, and family.
Hanged puzzles can make lovely decor for your rooms. If you’re unable to frame your puzzle, you can take it to a local craft shop to have it framed by a professional artisan.
2. Gift the Puzzle to Your Best Friend or Family
If you don’t want to frame your puzzle, you can give it as a present to a friend or family during their next birthday. This act will seem thoughtful of you, especially; if you share such a passion with your friends or family members.
3. Take a Picture of the Completed 2000 Piece Puzzles
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” So they say! You can take a picture of your completed puzzle so that you will never forget the satisfaction you got by finishing the puzzle. Such pictures leave memorable impressions, and they’ll keep you reminded of your prowess.
4. Piece the Puzzle Together Again, But Faster
Piecing together a 2000 or 1000 pc puzzle is a challenging task. But the challenge doesn’t end when you finish piecing the puzzle together for the first time. You may take a whole day, but your next challenge can be time-based.
How about trying to finish the puzzle in six hours? You can always piece together old completed puzzles and time yourself to find out whether you can do it faster than before by using improved sorting methods.
5. Use Your Big Jigsaw Puzzle to Make Some Art
You can take your puzzles with a similar die cut and combine them to create some fantastic puzzle mash-up. You need to be a little creative, and you’ll find that there is a lot that you can do with your puzzle pieces in the world of art.
6. Use Your Jigsaw Puzzles at Parties
Puzzles can be an exciting engagement at indoor parties. You can break up parts of your jigsaw puzzles and put them into separate bowls. Then, you can get your friends at a party to get into groups, which will solve sections of the separated puzzle.
It’s a fun game where groups can compete to show their prowess and quickness in solving jigsaw puzzles. You can gift the winning groups to make the game even more exciting.
7. Hoard Your Lovely Collection of Puzzles
Why get rid of good puzzles? The fun in puzzles never fades. You can disassemble your puzzles and stack them up in a storage box for later use, framing, gifting, or crafts’ creation.
Once you get done with the pieces, you can glue them together and frame your puzzle for wall-mounting. Framing your puzzles is one of the best ways to make your gratifying accomplishments memorable. Apart from framing them, you can also do other ingenious things with your puzzles by following the tips above.