My son loves both blocks and puzzles, so I was excited to combine the two with one of my favorite activities, painting.
We live in a town that is fortunate enough to have a Woodcraft store. These are not like the gigantic warehouse home-improvement stores. Our local store has a woodworking classroom, a children's toy area, and the nicest employees. We were able to get 27 blocks cut for under $10, plus the enjoyment of going into the workshop and watching the carpenter's use the circular saw!
If you don't have a handy store nearby, you can also purchase blocks online. To make our puzzle, I prepped by gathering supplies and covering the table since we used acrylic paint.
B first chose blue. I squeezed the paint into an applesauce container for easy clean up. When he was done, we rotated the blocks.
Once yellow was on the third side, we waited for the paint to dry. We then mixed the primary colors to make orange, purple, and green.