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Baby Shapes Puzzle

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Project by DaveFFMedic posted 644 days ago 895 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second shapes puzzle that I’ve made. This one is made from cherry. The first was hard maple. I alternated the grain to give the light-dark colors of the long grain and end grain. The box has a lid that has to be opened to reveal the shapes pieces. Each piece can be removed with the dovetail shaped oak handle. The shapes are made from 1/8” plywood. Finished with oil based poly. My 8 month old loves to put the pieces in her mouth and pick up the box.

This is supposed to help develop fine motor skills by picking up each piece, and later on, putting the pieces back in the box. The alternating light and dark can teach patterns.

The plans were copied from the Making Toys that Teach book (I think).





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#1 posted 644 days ago

A really unique project ,well done.

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#2 posted 644 days ago

Good job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 644 days ago

Very nice project….

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#4 posted 644 days ago

Interesting and funny

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#5 posted 644 days ago

Excellent piece for the baby.

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Rick

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#6 posted 642 days ago

Very Nice work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

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