Introduction: Kids Wooden Puzzle

Here's a cool little woodworking project to try. In this instructable I'll show you how I made an awesome wooden puzzle game.

Materials needed; 190 x 190 x 5 mm plywood or hardboard, 190 x 190 x 18 mm MDF, wood glue and seven different colours.

Tools needed; Bandsaw (any kind of saw will work), clamps, disc sander or just sandpaper (120 grit)

Step 1: Draw Frame & Puzzle Pieces

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Using your 190 x 190 x 18mm MDF, draw out the frame and puzzle pieces (see image)

Step 2: Cut-Out Design

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Simply cut-out the puzzle frame and pieces using a saw. I used a bandsaw, a coping saw or scroll saw will work just the same.

Step 3: Build Frame

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Now glue and clamp the outer MDF frame to your plywood base.

Step 4: Paint the Puzzle Parts

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Select seven bright colours and paint each individual piece.

Step 5: Yep the Sanding Stage

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Now everything is dry, start sanding.

Sand the frame so it's flush, you could even round the corners (see image)

I also sanded the painted pieces to give it a rustic, well loved, well played look. (optional)

Step 6: Complete Puzzle

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Now for the real tricky part. Complete the puzzle by making all the pieces fit.

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Comments

seamster (author)2015-06-15

Excellent! I need to make a few of these to give as gifts. Thank you for sharing the template!

Fatima 99 (author)2015-06-18

Was also used as a photo frame !
thank for sharing this :)

HappyWorld (author)2015-06-16

This puzzle is called 'Tangram'! And I don't think the template is correct, there should be a square in place of that small rectangle.

FPSXGames (author)HappyWorld 2015-06-17

Yeah I made mine a little more simple by making the three smaller triangles the same size.

HappyWorld (author)FPSXGames2015-06-17

Very well then! :)

fraser02 (author)2015-06-15

Nice job!

I made one of these quite a while ago and I used some different techniques...and mine was smaller too.

Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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