I actually made these wooden puzzles and blocks as Christmas presents for my niece and nephews (I now have another adorable nephew, Ryder, and another nephew on the way as well). I knew they were a little on the young side to care about a puzzle with their name on it, and that they probably would care more about chewing on it or throwing the pieces instead of actually putting them together. But maybe someday they'll like it, or think it's sentimental.
I used my jigsaw to cut strips of a block of wood . . .