Family Puzzle Time with Mudpuppy (Review)

My family and I, just like many other families around the world right now, have a new daily routine. With all this time at home, we have been enjoying each others company watching lots of family movies, playing board games, baking, crafting and our latest rekindled love, putting together family puzzles. We use to work on puzzles together at least a few times a year, but with two busy teens (one in sports and one in arts) in the house, our family puzzle time got shorter and shorter.

A couple months ago, our friends over at Raincoast sent sent us two Mudpuppy family puzzles for us to enjoy. We were sent the Kaleido Beetles 500 Piece Family Puzzle and the Little Artist 500 Piece Family Puzzle. Both puzzles grabbed the attention of my five year old, who wanted to get started right a way.

The kids voted on which puzzle we got started on first. The Little Artist puzzle won and it was such a great puzzle to start with. It's comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of inspiring artists who have made a historical impact with sculpture, music, performance or painting. I loved starting with this puzzle first because as we put together each artist in the puzzle, my husband and I would share what information we knew about that artist or look up the artist to give our kiddos some fun facts.

We did the puzzle on our coffee table in our living room. Having the puzzle in a common area worked out great as it allowed the entire family to come and go as they pleased and work on the puzzle for a few minutes here and there. I have to say the hubby and five year old did the most work on this puzzle and it turned out great.

Once the first puzzle was done we started on the Kaleido Beetles puzzle. This puzzle has a gorgeous illustration of colorful beetles arranged in a pattern inspired by the dazzling view through a kaleidoscope. It was great to work on this puzzle because with this puzzle we took what we did with the first puzzl and applied it to the beetles puzzle and was able to learn about the beetles on the puzzle as the puzzle came together.

I'm very impressed with not only how colorful and vibrant each family puzzle is, but the quality of the puzzle was great, not too flimsy and each matching piece slid in easy to its place. I also love that we were able to learn fun facts together as a family about famous artist and about beetles. From insects to animals and inspiring people from our history, Mudpuppy's family puzzles has lots of options to choose from. Ranging from 500 to 1,000 pieces, you can pick up any of these family puzzles betwen $13.99 - $16.99.

For more information about Mudpuppy and their family puzzles, be sure to head to  For those of you readers located here in Canada, you can find Mudpuppy puzzles online at Raincoast or Indigo.

Message from Mudpuppy: 

We regret to inform you that we are sold out of all of our FAMILY puzzles due to the COVID-19 pandemic and high-demand. We know puzzles have kept you all busy and relaxed during isolation and we are so sorry for not being able to provide you with more puzzles at this time.

If you want to be the first to know when family puzzles come back in stock please sign up for "notify me when available" which you can find on any product page underneath the Sold out button.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the above mentioned puzzles at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. 


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