There is nothing quite so satisfying as putting together the last piece of a puzzle.
Before we had kids, Nathan and I put together some pretty challenging photo-mosaic puzzles and framed them. I’ve always wanted to do it again, but there is no way we can leave out a puzzle with a preschooler and toddler in our house. This Christmas I asked for a puzzle stow and go mat. I thought it was a great idea if it worked, but was skeptical. Basically, you put the puzzle together on a felt mat that can be rolled up and preserve the work you’ve done. I got the stow and go mat along with a photo-mosaic world map puzzle and an easier puzzle.
I decided to try the easier puzzle first. It was 1000 pieces. I’ve been working on it bit by bit since Christmas after the boys go to bed. I’m happy to say that the stow and go mat works great! This evening I put in the last piece.