We received a Portapuzzle to review from Hobbycraft this week. After attempting to complete my Christmas jigsaw puzzle in December, I felt frustrated that I was unable to. The only place I have to put jigsaw puzzles on s our kitchen table. As we eat on that table, do art and crafts there as well as complete school homework on there, the jigsaw had to be cleared away quite soon after I’d started it.
First, my daughter had to test out the Portapuzzle with her Around the World jigsaw. Plus, she had to pretend to use it as a computer, oh, as well as to sit inside it with the cover over her head as her hiding place. She found that the Portapuzzle was not the best product for hiding in though as we could still see her. She did love doing her own jigsaw on there though.
After a couple of months of it being put away, I still hoped that one day I would be able to try to finish the puzzle. The Portapuzzle was exactly what I needed. This large jigsaw puzzle case has enough space for a 1000 piece puzzle, with two pull out boards to put all the jigsaw pieces that you have not found places for yet.
When I put the boards on top of the jigsaw and closed the case to store it away, I gave the case a good shake to see if any would move. I was pleasantly surprised to find that none of the underneath jigsaw parts (the pieces I had put together) had moved. A few of the pieces on top of the board had moved on one side though. This was not a problem though, as I had not found homes for these bits yet anyway.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the Portapuzzle. It is a fantastic way to store unfinished jigsaws. I also think it is a great surface to do jigsaws on too as the pieces stay in place, as opposed to my shiny table where they fly off the edge at the slightest knock. I think that this will also double up as a great background for taking photographs for other blog posts, such as this one.
Disclosure: We were sent a Portapuzzle for the purposes of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.