My family loves puzzles and games so I was happy for the chance to try the Statue of Liberty FlipStir Puzzle from Enlivenze LLC. FlipStir is a self contained 3 dimensional puzzle that you put together inside the container.
There are currently 5 different FlipStir puzzles. Three are Level 2 puzzles, like the Statue of Liberty FlipStir I tried. There are two Level 1 puzzles to choose from. Level 1 puzzles have smooth edges, while Level 2 puzzles have wavy edges making them harder to solve. All the puzzles sell for $24.95 on the website.
FlipStir puzzles are recommended for ages 7 and up. There are no loose parts. The only moving part is the wand that you use to move the puzzle pieces around with. The wand is not removable from the puzzle. The FlipStir can be left sitting out with no worries of little ones getting into the pieces.
I have been leaving ours in the living room. It’s a great conversation starter with guests. Then they give it a try. And like it!
Trying to solve the puzzle is easy. Shake – Stir – Solve. You use the wand, gravity, and whatever you can think of to line the pieces up.
It can get a little interesting watching someone trying to solve the puzzle. They (I guess I should say we!) shake, move side to side, and practically turn upside down, trying to get pieces to slide into place.
And then there is the satisfaction of solving the puzzle!
FlipStir Puzzles are great for kids and homeschools. While solving the puzzle, using the wand helps improve fine motor skills and dexterity. Working on these puzzles also helps improve hand-eye coordination and spatial relations skills. I think adults with health challenges would receive these same benefits, too.
These puzzles aren’t just for kids! I have been having great fun with it. I have solved the Statute of Liberty FlipStir puzzle several times. My whole family, from teenagers to adults have been having fun with it.
FlipStir self contained puzzles are so much fun! And no puzzle pieces to pick up off the floor! FlipStir puzzles are great on the go, too. In the car for short or long trips, while visiting, or any time you want to keep the kids occupied. We took a lot of car trips when I was a kid. I would have loved having these puzzles!
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