FlipStir Puzzles {Review}

A few weeks back I got this puzzle in the mail. I thought it would be something fun to try. Little did I know how tricky it would end up being…haha! This puzzle is the FlipStir puzzle of the Solar System from Enlivenze LLC. How hard could it be, right? It’s the Solar System! Well, check this out.. This is what I saw when I pulled it out of the box.

FlipStir puzzleI was definitely intrigued just by looking at it. And of course when I brought it inside all of the kids were intrigued as well! They all thought it was going to be pretty easy.. Here is what it looks like out of the packaging. As you can see they were in a hurry to get it open!

FlipStir puzzleIt was half way done already so I was excited to finish it. But in order to get the full effect I mixed it all up. With the kids watching I started to work on it. Now, this is a level two puzzle. You can kind of see those wavy lines in the picture above. The level one puzzles have straight puzzle pieces which would be a little easier. There are only ten pieces in this solar system puzzle (and all of the puzzles) and they go in planet order. After a little bit, I was almost done with the puzzle! Except for two pieces that were flipped upside down. I used the wand that is inside with the pieces and tried to maneuver those last two pieces. It took me a little longer than I expected, but I finally did it!

FlipStir puzzleBut look. It’s upside down. What!?! Yes, I was going to have to do it again…haha! I waited a while, had the kids play with it for a few weeks. I didn’t want it to get the best of me.. So I started over and am glad to report I finally did it right side up!

FlipStir puzzleSo, with as many times as I sat there working on the puzzle, I can imagine that it would definitely help a child learn the order of the planets. It also helps with patience because working only with gravity and that little wand sometimes takes a little longer than you think it will to put all of the pieces together in the right order!

It is something that you can throw in a bag to keep a child busy sometimes, or keep it in the car. The puzzles are geared to children 7 and up. I mentioned that this was a level 2 puzzle, there are two others, the Statue of Liberty as well as the Periodic Table. The Periodic Table one is limited edition. I am thinking about getting this one for my teens! I don’t think there really is an age limit as to who would enjoy it because it could be used for all ages!

The level one puzzles include rainbow pencils and a dinosaur puzzle. The level one puzzle pieces are cut straight across and are a little easier..but honestly, I kind of like the waviness of the level two pieces!

If you want to see what other people had to say about the puzzles they tried, feel free to click on the link below! 🙂

FlipStir Puzzles Reviews

FlipStir Puzzles {Review}

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