Dino Dinosaur Wood Puzzle
How fast do you have to run when a dinosaur is chasing you?
One step faster than the dinosaur!
Here's a wood pattern to build a dinosaur puzzle for your kids. They will have fun assembling it and being a 2 dimensional puzzle, it can stand up on its own.
3/4" x 7" x 7" Pine or Basswood
clear packaging tape
Paint--enamel acrylic latex (colors: green and black)
Fine paint pen
Scroll saw or coping saw
#9 saw blade
Power sander (optional)
Paint brushes - small foam or bristle
Dino Dinosaur Puzzle
Use a power sander or hand sand the wood on both sides. Cover the wood on one side with clear packaging tape to provide the saw blade with some lubrication as it cuts.
Make a copy of the dinosaur pattern. After making a copy, cut around the outside edge of the pattern leaving a 1/4" to 1/2" of paper around the pattern lines.
Attach the pattern to the packaging tape with spray adhesive.
First saw the outside lines of the pattern with the #9 saw blade. Next, saw the individual pieces by cutting on the inside lines. Remove pattern and packaging tape.
Sand the individual pieces with fine sandpaper to smooth any imperfections. After the wood is nice and smooth, apply the sealer primer. After the sealer primer is dry, apply two coats of enamel paint letting it
dry between coats. Be careful not to get too much paint where the pieces join together.