Originally, the puzzle used to be created by painting the picture on a flat, rectangular wooden piece which was then cut into small pieces with the help of a jigsaw. But now, many jigsaw puzzle accessories like cardboard, frames, foams, and roll-up mats have been designed for puzzle enthusiasts.
This is not only a great, creativity fun activity, but also a challenge. It can be used for different occasions like entertaining kids, creating meaningful gifts, or sending messages to your loved ones in a unique way.
Using a white glue or a glue stick is not recommended, as the white glue takes too long to dry, and the glue stick does not stick very well. Use the spray as per the manufacturer's instructions and mount the picture properly on to the base. Make sure there are no air bubbles in the spaces between the picture and the base.
For a foam-based puzzle, simply use a utility knife, and for a wood-based puzzle, use a scroll saw with a thin blade. While cutting, make sure you don't push the saw too fast through the wood, else the blade might break.
Cut carefully, so that the pieces should not have tiny ends or obtrusions on them as they can break off easily. You will also need to sand the pieces to smoothen the rough edges, especially if you are making the puzzle for a kid. Don't forget to paint the underside of the puzzle along with its edges.
Your jigsaw puzzle pieces are ready for use. I'm sure you found it to be fascinating, entertaining, challenging, and not very time-consuming either. All you need is to collect the basic raw material, explore your creative skills, and make this real-life masterpiece puzzle.