So here is puzzle #2!
I was at a friends house recently and she had all these neat wood puzzles that were just simple and fun :-) A couple of them were even from her childhood. As I watched the kids happily playing with them I thought I bet I can make one of those! Wood puzzles are hard to find and when you do find them they are kind of expensive. I thought that they would make nice Christmas gifts for little ones (mine included). So I started looking on Google for simple color pages for some inspiration that would make good wood puzzles. I found some cute ideas! here is the Matryshka doll puzzle I made :-)
First I cut the doll shapes out of a carefully measured piece of pine wood. I also cut little notch holes at the bottom of each doll so that they could more easily be taken out. Then I glued a nice plywood on the back.
Next I drew my dolls. (Before I had the doll designs drawn on my little 3 year old thought they were ghosts :-) Any way then I took my new trusty wood burner tool and wood burned over my drawn design and here is what they looked like after that.