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    I just found out my 3 year old grand kids will be here for Easter. Their parents suggested that i make some puzzles for them. Would you have any ideas and suggestions for 3 year olds. Links to patterns for that age group would be great.

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    Enjoy Easter with your grand kids, check out this link, it may be of help to you.
    Free Scroll Saw Patterns by Arpop: Kid Stuff

    Just a reminder to make pieces bigger than their windpipes.......
    Last edited by Wood Dog; 03-03-2012, 10:16 AM.
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    • #3
      How about some of their own art work. Have them draw you pictures then use the work to make the puzzle.

      Just a thought.

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      • #4
        What a brilliant idea Hammer! My grandkids are 5, 3 and 1 and would love this.

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        • #5
          Glad I could Help.

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          • #6
            A good rule of thumb is make sure a piece can't fit in a tube used for paper towels or toilet paper in any direction (long thin pieces).
            Sawdust King

            If there is one thing I can make perfect every time it is sawdust.

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            • #7
              Perhaps scan in their artwork and print it so that the puzzle lasts longer.

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              • #8
                I like that last idea.....

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                • #9
                  If you have them, the Animal puzzle book by the Peterson's have several levels of Bunny and/or rabbit stand up puzzles that are perfect for those ages. My granddaughter loves all of them.

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                  • #10
                    My Granddaughter just turned 3 last week. I made her some puzzles using photos of her family! It was a treat watching her pick up the pieces and saying... "this is Mamas teeth. This is Daddys hair.... This goes with Baby Zacs shirt....." She loves them.

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                    • #11
                      The 3 pc critter patterns make great tray puzzles. Use the outside waste as the tray, put a bottom on it and a 1/8 or 1/4" spacer in it to raise the puzzle a little. Finish or not either way less than an hour from scrap bin to done. Use a bigger blade with a nice wide kurf.
                      Steve Good I believe has several at his site as well
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                      • #12
                        Found some more pix. They seem to be popular with the little guys
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                        • #13
                          I think the Bunny pattern is available at Steve Good's
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                          May the wind at you back .....
                          Not be from Lunch.

                          Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

                          Beauty is in the eye of the BEERHOLDER

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                          • #14
                            My grandkids love the Peterson stand-up puzzles. They dive into my backpack as soon as I arrive to get out the latest of them. The kids are ages 3-16. Don't expect the little one to be satisfied with the 3 piece puzzles for very long. They figure them out quickly and are ready to move on.

                            Jan

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                            • #15
                              Another great idea from honey cow.... Thanks...

                              And i missed a thanks to Oily also.....

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