This DIY Wooden Shape Puzzles post is contributed by Medina of Grillo-Designs.com
My son is quite the logical thinker. From a very young age, he has always loved puzzles and working out how to make things connect. I would love to say he gets this analytical thinking from me, but I’m not a very good problem solver so it must be from his Dad! At the minute my son is obsessed with learning his shapes so I decided to foster that passion further!
I had some scrap wood lying around my home from various DIY projects I had done in the past year. I decided to use them to make simple wooden shape puzzles.
Aside from the sawing, it really required little effort to make and is perfect for a quick afternoon crafty project. Not to mention my son really enjoys playing with them! So a win win for this mama!
Supplies you will need:
- Manual saw
- Wooden scrap blocks
- Velcro spots
- Acrylic paint
- Painters tape
- Clear varnish
How to make the wooden shapes puzzle
I sanded the planks down just to smooth out the rough edges.
Next I drew on shapes to the centre of each wooden block. I’m no artist so I used household items to get the different shapes I.e cups to make the circle, books to make the squares.
I went with 7 shapes that I knew were my sons favourite.
Next I taped around the edges of my drawings with tape so outlines would be sharp and clear once paint was applied .
I applied paint with a thin brush. This was fun and very therapeutic. I did more coats on some just to get an even finish
Next, leave to dry and then remove tape.
Flip the blocks over and saw into 4 parts.
Coat each block with clear varnish so it doesn’t scratch off
And thats it!
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