Licensing NEWS this week: I received my kitten puzzle samples today. I am sooo excited this will be my first kitten puzzle design published. It has been produced by Ravensburger, the best, most reputable puzzle company in the world, made exclusively for Barnes & Nobles “Challenge” series. I am ready to test out this kitten puzzle challenge! Here is a link for anyone interested in purchasing the puzzle from Barnes & Nobles. Are you up for the Challenge?
There are experts out there who “live” for puzzle challenges like this, and- though I have spent many lazy summers at the beach doing puzzles in my down time I do not consider myself an expert. So, in thinking how to attempt this kitten puzzle challenge…. here are the steps I took. Let’s see if I can complete the kitten puzzle challenge!
My first step was to see how big the kitten puzzle is. It is 27″ x 20″ which is bigger than my smallest table, so I will use a table in the house that it will fit on before I start. (Sorry family, I am taking over the dining room table for a little while. LOL)
Second step for me is to turn each puzzle piece over and separate the end pieces to make the puzzle outline first. Wow alot of pink! soooo hard….
My third step – I spent some time putting the ends together. What a sense of accomplishment! And next the easiest part of the puzzle which is SOOOO important to me that is connected to the kitten puzzle literally as well as physically: the heart combined with my name. This stands for all of abandoned, lost, and surrendered animals that need help, care, love, that are saved by animal rescue organizations and rehomed.
My fourth step: My kids started becoming interested in the puzzle, we worked together at dinner time. They started pulling out the puzzle pieces that had kitty eyes, and tiny noses in another. They helped me put the eyes together (right). We completed all nine of the kittens heads. Just look at these beautiful little faces! Now… you will have to stay tuned to see the finished masterpiece in a future blog!