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I wanted to make a dinosaur puzzle but that seemed too boring.  So I thought to myself, what is more interesting than a dinosaur?  Clearly the answer is dinosaur bones.

I was pretty pleased with the shape of the bones.  Almost all of them are actual, interlocking puzzle pieces.  Pretty astounding when you consider the fact that they are also absolutely accurate portrayals of the shape, position and number of bones a real dinosaur has.

There are the standard speckles (which, by the way, I still love) and also, new this time, are some striped puzzle pieces.  I cut strips out of a piece of paper and laid it over some of the puzzle pieces for a second round of spraying.  There are some oranger pieces that got double striped like plaid.  I think they look alright even if they don’t exactly look like plaid.

This puzzle has eighty-six pieces!  Thirty-two bones and fifty-four dirts.  It took Mallory and me an hour and forty-five minutes to put together!  Mallory didn’t know how it would look when put together so that sort of handicapped her.  I am pretty sure that if we tried again we could do it much more quickly.


  1. Elizabeth Peterson wrote:

    It’s probably good that you have bever bothered to make me a puzzle. It looks like it would be really complicated, plus having my very own Joshua made puzzle might lead me to believe that you actually love me and not only come and visit when you need to use my washer and laundry soap to wash your dirty clothes. Yeah it’s all good.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink
  2. Heather Lutes wrote:

    Where is the poop?

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Permalink
  3. Mallory wrote:

    Yeah Joshua, where’s the poop?

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:22 am | Permalink
  4. Joshua wrote:

    You got me, Elizabeth! I drive for seventeen hours and spend eighty bucks on gas so that I can save five dollars worth of quarters and snooker you out of laundry soap. No love here!

    As for you two, I think you know where the poop is.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  5. Elizabeth Peterson wrote:


    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
  6. Raymond wrote:

    That’s really nice. I guess you can say it owns…
    *puts on sunglasses*
    …bones. 8)

    Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Permalink
  7. Emily wrote:

    Love it!!! It looks way tricky especially with those outside pieces. And by the way, I love those little speckles you do too =)

    Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Permalink
  8. Joshua wrote:

    I wish there was some way to succinctly depict in text a screaming “yeah” followed by righteous guitar riffs. Well, I mean, that last sentence did alright but it wasn’t very cool.

    The outside pieces do make it just a little bit more difficult. In a good way, maybe?

    Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink

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