Jigsaw Puzzles

The first jigsaw puzzle was created in 1760 by John Spilsbury, a British engraver.  He mounted a map on a sheet of wood, sawed it into geographic pieces and used the pieces to assist in teaching geography.  Even today jigsaw puzzles are used as a learning tool.  In addition, jigsaw puzzles are a great family activity, a way to build memories with loved ones, help to develop motor skills, and relax the mind (almost like painting, one stroke or puzzle piece at a time).

Paintings and artwork are no longer just for the walls, Ohio Artist Terri Meyer, has created jigsaw puzzles out of several of her most popular paintings.

Click here for a free online digital jigsaw puzzle of the painting “A Secret Hideaway”.