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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
78. Puzzling Repair
If anyone in your family enjoys puzzles a missing piece can become a problem. We have a cat who likes to play with the pieces if you are not watching and then knocks them onto the floor. Once a piece of cardboard is on the floor, it inevitably becomes a chew toy for one of the dogs. I discovered that one missing piece does not ruin a puzzle. Simply find a piece of cardboard about the correct thickness (we reuse thin boxes or the cardboard that comes in a sheet set), place it under the completed puzzle, trace the missing size onto the cardboard, then cut it out. The hardest step is to color it to become seamless. It doesn't have to be perfect, as long as the colors match the surrounding colors it will work out very well.