Puzzle Reviews: Dare to Dream, and Free to Just Be

Dare to Dream 1,000-Piece Puzzle by Astrid van der Hulst
Free to Just Be 1,000-Piece Puzzle by Irene Smit

Dare to Dream 1,000-Piece Puzzle (Flow)
by Astrid van der HulstIrene Smit

Free to Just Be 1,000-Piece Puzzle: (Flow)
by Irene SmitAstrid van der Hulst

5 out of 5 stars


This 1,000-piece puzzle is beautifully designed and thoughtfully crafted. The puzzle comes with a little 9″x6″ poster of the art, so that you can use it as a little poster, put the art in a frame, or use it to help you complete the puzzle. I was especially impressed to see that the backs of the puzzle pieces also have a little repetitive design of some blue flowers. It’s delightful to see little details like that which make this puzzle really special and show the exceptional craftmanship and careful thought that went into the design and manufacture of the product.

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Activity Book Reviews: Paint By Sticker: Outer Space, A Book About Mom, Summer Brain Quest: Pre-K & K

Paint by Sticker Kids by Workman Publishing

Paint by Sticker Kids: Outer Space: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! Includes Glow-in-the-Dark Stickers
by Workman Publishing
5 out of 5 stars
This activity book has 10 beautiful designs, and hundreds of stickers in little mosaic shapes! It’s so easy to put the stickers into place, and the finished product looks wonderful. It’s very relaxing and helped me to get creative. You really feel a sense of accomplishment when you finish!

There are information boxes with facts about different planets, rockets, and comets. There is an astronaut, a moon, an observatory with a massive telescope, and even a Mars rover.

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Activity Book: Paint by Sticker: Unicorns and Magic, Music Icons

Paint by Sticker Kids by Workman Publishing

Paint by Sticker Kids: Unicorns Magic: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! Includes Glitter Stickers
by Workman Publishing
5 out of 5 stars
This activity book has 10 beautiful designs of all kinds of fantasy creatures and scenes. The glitter stickers make it really special and cute. It’s easy for kids to do!

Paint by Sticker by Workman Publishing

Paint by Sticker: Music Icons: Re-create 10 Classic Photographs One Sticker at a Time!
by Workman Publishing
5 out of 5 stars
This sticker activity book has 10 colorful pictures of cool and famous musicians from all styles of music, country, rock, and blues. The designs in this one are a little more complex for teens or adults.

There are hundreds of stickers in little mosaic shapes! It’s so easy to put the stickers into place, and the finished product looks wonderful. It’s very relaxing and helped me to get creative. You really feel a sense of accomplishment when you finish!

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Activity Book Review: Star Wars Origami 2

Star Wars Origami by Chris Alexander

Star Wars Origami: Episode II: The Fold Awakens
by Chris Alexander
5 out of 5 stars
This kit has everything you need to create an origami Star Wars galaxy of your own! There are pre-printed papers and a book with instructions for folding 34 characters, spaceships, helmets, lightsabers, and robots.

I love the colorful designs for BB8, Darth Vader, Finn, Lando Calrissian, podracers, A-wing and U-wing fighters, and a TIE striker. There is even Kylo Ren’s mask! Each design has beautiful details that make it really special.

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Activity Book Review: Paint by Sticker

Paint by Sticker by Workman Publishing
Paint by Sticker: Create 12 Masterpieces One Sticker at a Time!
by Workman Publishing

5 out of 5 stars

This activity book has 12 beautiful designs, and hundreds of stickers in little mosaic shapes! It’s so easy to put the stickers into place, and the finished product looks wonderful. It’s very relaxing and helped me to get creative. You really feel a sense of accomplishment when you finish!

The stickers are sturdy and easy to remove from the sticker sheet. The colors are vibrant and it’s simple to follow the instructions to find the right placement for each sticker. I really loved that the pages are perforated, so that you can tear out the sticker sheet or the design or both. That way you don’t have to keep flipping back and forth in the book.

I love the clever designs and beautiful colors! This is perfect for anytime you have some anxiety and need a calm activity.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.