Heirloom Puzzles was created in 1995 when artist Ceal Pedersen discovered she could not find a good quality wooden jigsaw puzzle to buy for her grandson. As a result she developed the wooden jigsaw puzzles for kids that are offered today at many craft fairs and on-line.
Our wooden jigsaw puzzles for children are 100% handcrafted. Ceal does all the conceptual artwork for the designs, as well as cuts ALL the puzzles.
Her children's jigsaw puzzles are made of 1/4 inch MDF board, a non splintering composite board that makes a durable heirloom quality puzzle at a reasonable cost.
Colored copies of Ceal's paintings/designs are glued to the surface, covered with non-toxic varnish, then cut by hand with a scroll saw into various shapes and numbers of pieces. Traditional of handcrafted items, Ceal signs the back of either JIGSAW pieces in a box or the back of aTRAY puzzle. All materials are non-toxic.
We HOPE our children's puzzles reach many children and contribute in some small way to their education.
If you would like to see how Ceal creates her wooden jigsaw puzzles for children, view her video on YouTube.