Everyone happened at least once in their life to approach a puzzle. When the pieces are few it is always easy to complete it, but when the number of pieces begins to increase, the difficulty increases. In addition to the difficulty related to the number of pieces that make up the puzzle, the picture shown may make it difficult to complete the puzzle.
Consider, for example, a puzzle that depicts a meadow with a celestial background. It is not difficult to understand that the blue pieces will go above and those of another colour below. Things change, however, when the pictures depicted are twisted or particularly complex.
In general there are no guidelines or “vademecum” for the construction of a puzzle, but this article contains 6 rules that can help you in the composition of a puzzle.
The 6 main steps to follow in order to compose a puzzle:
First of all it is essential to work in peace and quiet, so it is advisable to choose a room or a place where there is no chaos or various disturbances. Another fundamental requirement is to have a table or a large surface on which to work.
Another fundamental step is to identify the image that the puzzle will depict when work is finished. Visual memory can certainly be a useful ally in the composition of the tiles.
Once the two steps written above have been respected, it is finally possible to pour all the pieces on the table. Once the pile of tiles is in front of you, you must proceed with a scrupulous division of the pieces. You must set aside the pieces that you need to compose the frame and the central part.
A really fundamental step is the construction of the frame. To do this very important operation, you need to find the right position of the four corners that make up the puzzle. How to do it? Simple, you have to fix the image on the box. In addition, the position of the corners is not definitive, it is possible that during the work of composition they will have to be changed.
After completing the frame of the puzzle, it will make the work easier a further activity of subdivision of the pieces, perhaps cataloging them by colors. Or you can opt for a division based on the image of the puzzle into smaller sections.
Finally, by further dividing the pieces of the puzzle, you can proceed to the last step, which is to assemble the central body of the puzzle.
Reading these tips shows that the secret to putting together a puzzle in a reasonable time, besides patience, is a good way of dividing and reassembling the tiles. Only through a good method is it possible to reproduce the image on the box with the tiles. A random work, moreover, performed in chaos, will only lengthen the time to finish the puzzle.
On the contrary, in the most complex works, not having a good method means never completing the work. In the end you must always keep in mind that composing a puzzle is a relaxing activity, not a useless race against time. To make the “work” more enjoyable, you can also set your favorite music playlist and relax to the sound of interlocking tiles.