Below the Surface 1008 Piece Puzzle- A Review!

Posted by design on May 20, 2016 in Just for Fun, Product Feature

I’m Madeleine, a former employee and fan of eeBoo. I’ve always been a fan of grand gestures with a dramatic flair, which is why I decided that my family should meet my boyfriend’s family in a mansion that can be only be described as an evil villain’s lair. Sure, they could have met in Kansas City, where they both live, but what is the fun in that? That is how it came to pass that we spent a week in a four-story Airbnb mansion in Colorado. What we didn’t expect was the daily snow that comes with staying on top of a mountain in late April. Thank goodness I brought the eeBoo Below The Surface 1008 piece puzzle!

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 We cracked open the box and sat at the table near the cozy fire to start flipping all of the pieces right side up. What I love about this puzzle is that everyone can work on it at once from all sides and angles. Monika Forsberg‘s art is orbicular around a central starfish that acts as the puzzle’s Northern Star. The first day we didn’t get very far. We put together some of the edges and started grouping together the schools of fish. I named myself the Boat Captain and started collecting the pieces for all the boats. I hoping the nickname Boat Captain will stick, so please continue to call me that.

Day two: we got all of the edges together, then we really started cooking with oil. Pieces were flying left and right. The box was handed around, so that people could look at the the artwork we needed to put together. We worked as a team on the coral. I placed the final ducks and swans around the edges. As a team, we dove into the schools of fish deep below the surface.

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 Day three: our spirits were higher than ever. We knew we would complete the puzzle that day. This puzzle is challenging, because there are very similar schools of fish and birds on different sides of the puzzle. You may think that you found a piece that goes with the section you are working on, only to discover that it goes on the opposite side. I may be a mere Boat Captain, but I would say this is the hardest 1008 piece puzzle that I’ve ever put together (and the only 1008 piece puzzle). I’d recommend the Below the Surface puzzle for older kids and adults to work together on. Thanks eeBoo, for helping our families come together. We had a blast below the surface!

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Images & review for eeBoo by Madeleine Burkart.

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#craftyweekend Easter Egg Tic-Tac-Toe!

Posted by design on Mar 24, 2016 in #craftyweekend, Be Crafty!, Diy

 

easter egg tic tac toe

 

What you will need:

Felt sheets in various colors

(scraps from leftover projects come in handy for this craft)

Glue

Scissors

 Directions:

First decide how big your eggs will be- once you have cutout one egg from felt and fixed the edges so you are happy with the shape, use that as your template

You will need two different colors of eggs – cut out 5 eggs in each color

Take a full felt sheet, and lay out 9 of your eggs in a grid- this will give you the measurement for the board. Make sure to leave room for the cross hatch felt pieces.

Cut out board shape, then cut out strips of contrasting colored felt for the cross hatches.

Glue down cross hatches using the eggs to make sure you get the right spacing.

Trim edges of strips to line up with board.

Now it’s time for the best part, decorate your eggs!

For the egg decoration:

Cut out different color shapes and strips and lay out on your eggs. Don’t worry about matching the edges, you can trim later.

Once all of your eggs are laid out with decorations, glue the pieces on egg by egg.

Clean up any extra glue, trim edges of overlapping felt.

You can now play a fun timeless game great for all ages!

 

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Spotted: eeBoo pipe cleaners on Design Mom

Posted by design on Apr 28, 2015 in Press Articles, Product Feature, Special Event

To celebrate the book release by one of our favorite bloggers here in the eeBoo office, we couldn’t help but send Design Mom a few pipe cleaners to share with her fans at her Boston book party! Check out this wonderful read, Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide

Here is a sneak peek of our collaboration below:

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What would you create with our pipe cleaners? The possibilities are endless! Send your ideas in the comments or on our social media! #becrafty
A personal favorite is this assortment of fruit created out of our eeBoo crafts! Delicious!

 

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Shop our craft supplies here!

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eeBoo Has Slick Art Supplies!

Posted by design on Feb 9, 2015 in Press Articles, Product Feature

Check out this sweet review of eeBoo’s Striped Biggies: http://www.thetoyinsider.com/eeboo-has-slick-art-supplies/

I love that they pick up on the #details: The set also includes a pencil sharpener—no more hunting around the house for one the right size! I also appreciate the dedicated spot for the sharpener molded right into the tray for safekeeping.

Toys that consider parents too!

See you at Toy Fair!
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