I mounted the printed pattern on 1/2" MDF board using this painters' tape method. Here you can get a glimpse of me using the Proxxon scroll saw to cut out the parrot puzzle. I recommend these large piece puzzles as a beginner project, because even if your cut lines are a bit off, the pieces will still fit together :)
I used my Proxxon Professional Rotary Tool to drill a hole for the parrot's eye.
Before painting the pieces I sanded them with 150 grit sandpaper using the Proxxon Delta sander.
After the acrylic paint was thoroughly dry, I sealed each piece with a clear acrylic sealant. These puzzles turned out to be a hit!! Here six year old Chloe is helping Anya complete them.