With less than a month left til Christmas we have put together our top 10 ideas to put some puzzle magic into your Christmas this year. Bring your love of puzzles together with the magic of Christmas.
Number 10. Share the Love
Buy a 500 piece puzzle or smaller, wrap it and place it under the Kmart (or similar) wish tree. Introduce a young person to the joys of puzzles and allow the gift of giving to warm your heart.
Number 9. Make your Own Puzzle Xmas cards
Use our make your own puzzle temple (click here), attach it to coloured cardboard (green and Red) and cut out some puzzle pieces. Glue them to your make your own cards to share your love of puzzles to those your love or to make the card resonate with the puzzle lover in your life. Tip: go to Pinterest and search for ideas and tips to make your own cards.
Number 8. Create Puzzle Shaped Ice Cubes
Grab a puzzle piece shaped ice cube tray (or mould) and add puzzle shaped cubes to your Christmas drinks. Use small amounts of food colouring to make multicoloured puzzle piece ice cubes to add to water or clear drinks.
Number 7. Rehome a Puzzle
Clean up your puzzle range and give someone one of your puzzles to do over the xmas break. Find someone who might be lonely or isolated over xmas and introduce them to the joy of completing puzzles.
Number 6. Puzzle shaped Christmas Bread
If you like to bake your own bread, try a speciality xmas bread from the many different countries around the world. Use some puzzle shaped cookie cutters to turn your bread into mini puzzles for a fun and different treat this xmas.
Number 5. Repurpose your Xmas Wrap
Looking for something to do with the kids during the summer break. Why not turn your xmas wrapping paper into mini puzzles. All you need is glue, scissors, cardboard, xmas wrap and our puzzle template and you have a fun and simple activity. Click here for the template.
Number 4. Puzzle Shaped Gingerbread Cookies
Use your puzzle shaped cookie cutters, your favourite gingerbread recipe and your favourite cookie decorations (lollies, icing etc) and spend some time with the kids making puzzle shaped gingerbread cookies.
Number 3. Christmas Puzzle Activities
Looking for ways to entertain kids this xmas, download our free 10 pages of xmas puzzle activities and let the kids choose their favourites. Colouring puzzles, dot to dots and create your own puzzles are all easy and fun. (Click here to download)
Number 2. Buy a Puzzle Gift
Introduce someone to the joy of puzzles, young or old its always a great time to add puzzles to their list of fun things to do. Puzzles are a great way to learn, help with dexterity and problem solving and of course provide enormous satisfaction when solved or completed.
Number 1. Select a Christmas themed Jigsaw Puzzle or Game for Xmas Day
What better way to spend some quality time with the family then with a puzzle or a game. If your family love jigsaws choose a xmas themed puzzle you can all do together. If games are more your family’s thing, then choose a solve a mystery or trivia based game that brings joy and educates t the same time.
Whatever you do this Christmas, may it bring you and your family much love, joy and puzzling fun. Merry Xmas from the team at Arte et Marte Puzzles.