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The Puzzle Pod Review by Christine HindleLauren Feist
The Puzzle Pod
The Puzzle Pod is an ingenious invention for keeping your puzzle pieces together. It is a clear plastic envelope with Velcro closings on the front flap and an adhesive on the back. You peel off the paper to expose the adhesive and stick the pouch to the back of the puzzle. You then put all the puzzle pieces into the pouch--and no more lost puzzle pieces! Now you can take your puzzles along when you travel without worrying about losing the pieces.
These come in a 4-pack for $14.95, which would translate to about $3.75 apiece. That may seem a little steep, but if you spend $20 on a nice wooden puzzle, you are not going to want any of the pieces to go missing. It would be worth the investment of $3.75 to ensure that your puzzle stays together and doesn't lose its value. I am using the one I was sent to review and am seriously considering this option for all our puzzles. I recommend this to all moms, especially those with preschoolers.
Product review by Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April 2011
The Puzzle Pod is a large, clear, vinyl envelope with a Velcro closure and adhesive back. Attach the Puzzle Pod to the back of any puzzle board and fill it with puzzle pieces. Why? So kids can clean up fast! The Puzzle Pod makes cleaning up easy for young children who have trouble keeping track of puzzle pieces.
The Puzzle Pod is very sturdy and adheres securely; its pleated corners expand to allow room for lots of puzzle pieces. The only drawback is that it is difficult to store puzzles stacked on top of each other when they have a bulky bag attached to the bottom side. The plus side is that puzzles can be stored upright in a basket instead.
In general, I am very happy with the Puzzle Pod. It's always nice to find something that enables kids to tidy up without needing Mom's help. The Puzzle Pod is useful for a lot more than storing puzzles; you can stick it to the inside (or outside) of a binder to hold note cards and pens securely. Adhere it to the bottom of a tray and fill it with items for a road trip, or affix it to a coloring book and fill with crayons. I am also considering attaching one to the side of my refrigerator for outgoing mail. I'm sure there are many other uses too!
The Puzzle Pod facilitates quick clean-up and can be used in many different ways. I recommend the Puzzle Pod to anyone who needs creative storage solutions for puzzles and more.