### How do I solve the color codes?

1.

Look closely at the tree on the right side of the puzzle. Find the carving in the bark.

2.

There is a butterfly carved in the bark. Can you find similar butterflies elsewhere in the picture?

3.

The butterfly drawing carved in the tree bark is labeled "I, II, III". Match the color codes you found by solving the 6 mysteries to find the correct butterflies.

Solution

Arrange the colors from left to right as shown in the tree bark carving and find the matching butterfly in the border pieces of the puzzle. For example, if your color code is red, blue and green, search for the puzzle piece with the butterfly that has a red left wing, a blue body and a green right wing.

### Mystery 1 — Mushroom Gnomes

1.

Look closely at the 3 mushroom gnomes at the bottom left of the puzzle. What do you notice?

2.

The 3 gnomes are wearing some clothes of the same color.

3.

One piece of clothing is always a different color than the other 2 gnomes.

Solution

The 3 mushroom gnomes are wearing colored clothes. One piece of clothing (hat, shirt, pants) is always a different color than the other 2 gnomes. The right gnome is the only one wearing a blue hat, the middle gnome is the only one wearing a yellow shirt, and the right gnome is the only one wearing red pants.
Color code #1: Blue, Yellow, Red.

### Mystery 2 — Tree Mushrooms

1.

Look closely at the three big trees with the faces. What do you see growing on the sides?

2.

The mushrooms growing on the trees have different colors. Could this mean something?

3.

Each tree has a different number of mushrooms growing on it. Can you use this to create an order for the colors?

Solution

Different colored mushrooms grow on the trees. The number of mushrooms gives the order for the solution. On the middle tree grows a single green mushroom, on the right tree 2 yellow mushrooms and on the left tree 3 blue mushrooms.
Color code #2: Green, Yellow, Blue.

### Mystery 3 — Frog King

1.

Look closely at the water lilies and lily pads on the forest pond. Where does the Frog King jump to?

2.

Can you see a path across the lily pads? Which flowers does the Frog King pass?

3.

The slit in the leaf shows you the direction in which the Frog King jumps.

Solution

The lily pads each have a slit. This shows the direction in which the Frog King jumps. He passes three different colored flowers. First a red flower, then purple, then blue.
Color code #3: Red, Purple, Blue.

### Mystery 4 — Dragon Scales

1.

Look closely at the dragon scales. Some scales are different colors.

2.

Can you find the 3 different shapes formed in the dragon scales? You can also find these symbols elsewhere on the puzzle.

3.

The symbols from the scales can also be seen on the stone where the owl is perched. The stone shows the symbols in the order the colors should be from top to bottom.

Solution

On the scales of the dragon, you see 3 shapes: triangle (green), square (blue) and circle (green). On the stone the owl is perched are the same three shapes. From top to bottom, the order of the shapes gives the solution.
Color code #4: Green, Green, Blue.

### Mystery 5 — Stone on the Stairs

1.

Look closely at the engraved stone on the stairs near the middle of the picture. Can you find the matching creatures anywhere else?

2.

On the stone there is an owl, a bird and a fairy. Notice a part of each is highlighted. Does this mean something?

3.

The arrows on the stone show you the correct order.

Solution

The 3 engravings on the stone show 3 creatures that are elsewhere in the picture. Find the matching creature with the exact same shape as the engraving. The highlighted parts of each creature show the location of the color you are looking for. The arrows on the stone show the order of the colors.

1. Owl (eyes highlighted) perched on the stone behind the mermaid. The owl has yellow eyes.

2. Bird (chest highlighted) flying to the left of the tree above the large dragon’s wings. The bird has a red chest.

3. Fairy (wings highlighted) standing on the mushroom in the bottom right. The fairy has blue wings.

Color code #5: Yellow, Red, Blue.

1. Owl (eyes highlighted) perched on the stone behind the mermaid. The owl has yellow eyes.

2. Bird (chest highlighted) flying to the left of the tree above the large dragon’s wings. The bird has a red chest.

3. Fairy (wings highlighted) standing on the mushroom in the bottom right. The fairy has blue wings.

Color code #5: Yellow, Red, Blue.

### Mystery 6 — Fairies

1.

Look closely at the fairies in the picture.

2.

Some fairies are different colors, and some have dots on their wings.

3.

The number of dots gives the order of the colors.

Solution

There are 3 fairies in the picture with dots on their wings. The dots give the order of the colors. The purple fairy has 1 dot, the green fairy has 2 dots, and the blue fairy has 3 dots.
Color code #6 = Purple, Green, Blue