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Test Their Skills with a 3D Puzzle

Some kids really love puzzles. But if your children are getting bored with traditional jigsaw puzzles, why not put their skills to the test with a 3D puzzle? As the name implies, these multi-dimensional puzzles don’t just sit flat on a table. Children (and adults!) work to put together buildings, globes and more as they not only consider which pieces fit together, but also how to erect a shape. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are honed, all while having fun!

This kids’ 3D puzzle comes with four animal puzzles and 12 pen markers. It’s perfect for kids as young as 7. You’ll get a butterfly, horse, elephant and goose puzzle in this pick.

This kids’ 3D puzzle globe not only shows the continents and countries but also includes iconic animals and landmarks from various regions of the world. This puzzle is good for kids 7 and older.

This kids’ 3D puzzle comes with six sea animals which include a shark, clownfish, sea turtle, dolphin, octopus and a seahorse. Kids will love seeing the sea creatures come to life.

We like that this kids’ 3D puzzle is designed to be a perfect replica of the U.S. Capitol. The set comes fully ready to assemble with sturdy foam pieces for added stability.

This kids’ 3D puzzle features a red dragon guarding an egg. According to Bepuzzled, this has a difficulty level of three out of three, which is why we think it’s best for older kids.

Expert Commentary

If your child is a “puzzler” like mine are, the extra challenge of a 3D puzzle may be just what they need. These fun puzzle options introduce a new element to the puzzle assembly process and are great picks for kids who are fans of building with blocks or Legos.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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