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  • Box of Crayons Stand Up Puzzle

    Fiddling around with some more ideas for puzzles and it occurred to me that a box of crayons might make a good kid puzzle. Nothing too complicated, mind you, but interesting. I cut mine from good old pine, 3/4" and colored the tips with spray paint. I shellacked the box portion. The tip pieces are small, but easily workable for a young child. Of course there is the choking hazard so the puzzle should be used with parental supervision. Careful parents will understand this without beating them over the head. We'll here's the pattern. Hope you enjoy tinkering with it.
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    Al B.
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  • #2
    Now my granddaughter wants one. Thanks for the pattern!
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    • #3
      Thanks again Al..!!!!
      You're something else...!!!
      Jim

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      • #4
        Hi Al - a very nice simple and appealing design. I like it!
        Jim in Mexico

        Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
        - Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Thanks for a simple but nice addition to the stand-up puzzle collection for kids. As to the choking hazard aspect...I printed out the pattern and think that if you cut the puzzle with the painted parts of each crayon as a single piece instead of two pieces, the result should be big enough to not be a choking hazard and it would still be an 8 piece puzzle.

          george
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          • #6
            I have to agree with George, Al. Something as attractive and colorful as your puzzle is very likely to draw the little ones over when parents are not around. For everyone's safety and peace of mind, making each colored part as a single piece loses nothing in appearance, and may even save a young life.
            Carole

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            • #7
              My thoughts are with George and Carole. The pattern should be redone so that none of the pieces can fit through a toilet paper tube. There are a lot of people that may consider themselves "careful" but they also trust the manufacturer of the product to follow the laws.
              It is a very cute puzzle that should attract a lot of attention - hopefully the right kind!
              T
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              • #8
                Al, You are very kind & generous for making these puzzles and posting them for free in the manner you do. As for little kids putting them in their mouths we fix that problem out here in the desert by rolling them around in the cactus after the paint dries. Those little bitty cactus needles get all over the thing and it teaches those little tikes real fast that some things are better put together with tweezers than with fingers. You'd be surprised at what fast learners even little babies are.

                (Just my 3 cents worth)

                John
                I've Got A Lot More To Learn
                About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
                "~~ Molly Venter

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                • #9
                  John, are you serious?
                  Carole

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                  • #10
                    John is not serious, he would ruin the paint job with all that sand.
                    "Still Montana Mike"

                    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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                    • #11
                      hehehehehehehe . . . . . I think Mike said it better than I could have!! ROTFLMAO!!!!

                      John
                      I've Got A Lot More To Learn
                      About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
                      "~~ Molly Venter

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the comments. Feel free to adjust the puzzle as needed, but I still think that a parent should be on the alert when giving a child small objects.
                        Al B.

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                        • #13
                          This is the type of puzzle that could be made to be very large and avoid the choking problem. Great idea for a subject.
                          Bob

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                          • #14
                            already the neighbors kids are wanting it. so now i have something else in the bucket pail to do .kidding aside thanks

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                            • #15
                              Al great pattern, thanks for sharing I may just make some for my great grandsons

                              Mike

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