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Baby Shapes Puzzle

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Project by DaveFFMedic posted 10-24-2012 03:22 PM 1029 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 10-24-2012 03:26 PM

A really unique project ,well done.

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#2 posted 10-24-2012 03:47 PM

Good job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-24-2012 04:00 PM

Very nice project….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-24-2012 05:45 PM

Interesting and funny

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#5 posted 10-24-2012 09:56 PM

Excellent piece for the baby.

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#6 posted 10-26-2012 07:26 AM

Very Nice work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

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