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This is How to Fill a Jigsaw Puzzle Like an Expert

One of the best ways of whiling away your free time is by filling jigsaw puzzles.It is not only good for your brain but can also significantly improve family time if it’s completed with help from family members.The disadvantage, however, is the energy expended in sorting and filling it which makes some people avoid it altogether.Yet it doesn’t have to be this way.You can easily learn it and become skilled even to the point of participating in competitions.Listed below are guidelines to help you acquire expertise in this important pastime activity.

Choose the Appropriate Puzzle
If you choose the right type of puzzle you will enjoy filling it.If you know that you haven’t mastered this art, you would rather choose small puzzles with simple pictures firsts. Your morale will receive a boost once you complete it and move to more advanced pieces.

Set Your Working Area Well
Open up the box and set out the pieces on a flat surface such as a table as you start.Avoid loss of pieces by providing a large enough surface to accommodate them all. Ensure that all the puzzle pieces are facing upwards.This will come in handy during sorting since you will be able to identify the pieces in terms of color and shape.
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Sort out the Pieces
Sort the pieces into various groups depending on their shape, color and pattern.Place the edge pieces into the same group and the other interior pieces into their own groups.
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Begin Assembly of the Pieces
Begin by placing the edge pieces first.Identify and place the edge pieces as you work inwards. The puzzle may contain large regions of the same color. Place the appropriate pieces in these regions, being careful with their shape and pattern.The puzzle pieces normally contain knobs and holes that fit in the knobs.Adjacent puzzle pieces are meant to fit together perfectly without using force on them due to the presence of knobs and holes.

Finish Up
You can work more easily on filling the rest of the pieces once you learn to recognize patterns of knobs and holes.Confirm that you are doing the right thing by checking with the picture sample on the box.

Make use of the puzzle frame to maintain the shape of the entire puzzle and avoid dislodging any of the edge pieces.Where two or more people are involved in filling the puzzle, provide enough space for them as well by centrally placing it on the flat surface.

You will become skilled as you keep following this simple tips which will result in increased liking for the activity.

Why don’t you put it to the test and see that it actually works?