An old puzzle that was used for advertising
purposes by the soup and sauce manufacturer T. A. Snider Preserve Co.
with pictures of their products on the puzzle pieces. We just replaced
them with color butterflies, and added three more challenges.
Print out the pieces shown in the illustration and then carefully cut
Note that for all the puzzles below you may rotate the pieces as you
wish, but you are not allowed to flip them over, and in the final
position pieces may not overlap each other.
Original Puzzle. The object is to arrange all the pieces into a
Puzzle 2. Rearrange your square so that the pieces with the
butterflies of the same color will not touch each other even at their
Puzzle 3. Now arrange all the pieces into a rectangle. Of
course, a square is a special kind of rectangle, but the object of
this challenge is to make a real rectangle with its length being
longer than its width. This new shape for the Diamond puzzle was just
discovered - what a nice surprise!
Puzzle 4. Then rearrange your rectangle in such a way that the
pieces with the butterflies of the same color don't touch each other
even at their corners.
Puzzle 5. A new shape which is possible to arrange using all
the pieces of the Diamond puzzle is a rectangular frame. It's a
rectangle with a rectangular hole in it. This recently discovered new
shape for the Diamond puzzle is one more great surprise!
Puzzle 6. Finally rearrange your rectangular frame so that the
pieces with the butterflies of the same color again don't touch each
other even at their corners.