Preschool Puzzles - Free Duck Wood Puzzle Plans

Preschool Puzzles - Free Duck Wood Puzzle Plans

Click here to print the Duck Pattern

At what time does a duck wake up?
At the quack of dawn.

When in doubt .. Duck! This duck puzzle is of a duck with a long neck looking over his shoulder. Puzzle is great for preschoolers


3/4" Pine or Basswood
Clear packing tape
Sealer-primer Kilz
Sandpaper - fine
Spray on adhesive
Paint - enamel acrylic latex
Paint pens - painters speedball - fine


Scroll saw or coping saw
#9 saw blade
Power sander (optional)
Paint brushes - small foam or bristle

Duck Puzzle

Using a power sander or hand sander, sand the wood on both sides. Cover the wood on one side with clear packing tape to provide the saw blade with lubrication as it cuts.

Make a copy of the 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 packing tape with spray adhesive.

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 each piece with fine sandpaper to
smooth any imperfections. After the wood is very smooth, apply the sealer primer. After the sealer primer is dry, apply 2 coats of enamel, letting it dry between coats. Be careful not to get too much paint where the pieces join together.