Thursday 28 June 2012

4M Design your own Jigsaw Puzzle review

When we were contacted recently to see if we'd like to review one of 4M's crafts kits, we jumped at the chance then sat back to see what the postman would deliver. On receiving the Design Your Own Jigsaw Puzzle kit, we were pleased to see that it was a kit that kids of all ages can get involved with so even nearly-3-year-old Pierre joined in the fun.

As you can see from the picture, he was over the moon to learn this !

The box contains three small 12cm x 16cm cardboard puzzles with a set of four felt-tip pens. The perfect number for the trio of Madhouse Mini-testers ! The only thing missing is your child's imagination and creativity to design a lasting masterpiece.

I helped Pierre by writing his name in colourful block letters (we added some extra colours using Juliette's felt tips because the choice of colours was too limited otherwise) and he set to work adding some artistic squiggles and decorations around the edges.

He was very proud of the finished design !

Juliette decided she wanted to draw a house and sat carefully designing her puzzle picture.

Ta-da ! Another proud little puzzle-designer !

Sophie also had fun creating a design but the finished product was censored because she didn't want to publish the name of her playground crush online !!

It's a great rainy day activity to keep the kids amused and, with a bit of prior thinking to come up with a really good picture idea, this could make a lovely gift idea for parents or grandparents. The pieces are slightly flimsy but I think I've been spoilt by all the Ravensburger puzzles that we've been reviewing lately !

star rating : 4/5

RRP : £5.99

Disclosure : We received a Design Your Own Puzzle kit in order to write an honest review.


  1. Looks like lots of fun, great for a rainy day!

  2. Thanks for the review Cheryl! I am going to buy one for each of my four kids as I think they will be great for rainy days! We have made our own jigsaws before simply by colouring a picture on a pieve of card the cutting it into random shapes but this one comes with pre cut pieces and a box! Actually, I will buy 5 as I want to do one too!

    I was wondering if the back was blank too - if it is - it would be a challenge for older children to create a different picture on the back then try to make it!

    1. Ermm from memory, yes it is but not white like the front, it's grey I think. That's a good idea actually :) Each box has three puzzles in too so you could mix up all the pieces so they have to work out which bits go in which puzzle.

  3. Amazing product and review!!! Ooh I can't wait for Seth to be old enough to have a go at this! He loves drawing and is sat right next to be in the sofa now drawing away on a used envelope :)

  4. such a lovely idea, my 6 year old would really like this

  5. hi Samantha, i agree with you, its really good idea. thanks

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