Upper and Lower Case Name Puzzle

M.D. Handfield Designs Inc

SKU: 334-865

Personalized name puzzles are one of the first tools that can help a youngster recognize their name and how to spell it. Your little one will enjoy pulling the letters in and out of the puzzles base, running his/her hand against the smooth letters and smelling the faint smell of coconut oil on the natural wood base. You will take comfort knowing that your toddler is playing with a safe, non-toxic heirloom quality solid wood toy. 

{Use this puzzle for}
• letter recognition
• name recognition
• colour sorting by using letter colours along with other items of same colour
• sound recognition by using letters along with items that begin with that letter 

{Listing Includes}

• One custom name puzzle (yes! we can do French name puzzles too)

• Include name at checkout complete with colour number for each letter. 
Example: Scarlette S-101 c-302 a-103 r-104 l-102 e-305 t-106 t-107 e-108


• approx 3/4 inch thickness of back plate
• approx 3/4 inch thickness of letters
• Letters are easy to grasp with large letter at an approx 2.5 inch height and are raised approx 0.5 inches above plate height.
• Fully painted all exposed sides and edges of letters with a protective layer of gloss coat on letters to prevent chipping of colours
• Choice of 32 colours per each letter


These puzzles make wonderful birthday presents, Christmas presents and Easter gifts. Get your custom name puzzle today.


To view our complete collection of custom name puzzles click here: MDH Toys Name Puzzle Collection


These puzzles are special! Because we hand draw our own letters and cut them out on the scroll saw, we can do foreign language alphabet name puzzles as well! If you need a foreign language name puzzle (alphabet letters other than English and French, please contact us as we would love to work with you)


We hand paint your puzzle using your selected colours and message you a photo of it via email before we gloss it. This way you can be sure it is as imagined before it gets shipped out to you. Once we receive your approval, we will gloss up the letters with certified non-toxic weatherproof gloss that helps harden the paint and helps to protect the painted surface. 

Choose the special colour for each of your letters from the colour chart below:

MDH Toys Custom Name Puzzle Colour Chart


Back plate:

  • approx 3/4 inch thickness
  • approx 3.5 inches front to back
  • length varies depending upon letters



  • large letter approx 2.5 inch height
  • smaller letters vary in height depending upon letter
  • width varies dependent upon letter


Meticulously crafted out of locally sourced wood, each letter is individually traced on the wood to ensure the letters are the strongest they can be. After the tracing has been done, each letter is cut out by scroll saw then sanded twice, once by machine and then again by hand to ensure there are no sharp edges or corners. The puzzle base plate is made by handheld power router and sanded in the same method as the letters. We use traditional woodworking methods without computer aided machines for our name puzzles which makes it a true handcrafted artisan made puzzle.

MDH Toys custom name puzzles are painted in our studio with certified non-toxic water based paint and finished in enough coats of certified non-toxic gloss to ensure that they are water resistant. A timeless favorite, these heirloom quality educational learning tools can be passed down from generation to generation..



  • wood
  • certified non-toxic acrylic paint
  • certified non-toxic gloss


Ages 4 years through 4 years



WARNING POTENTIAL CHOKING HAZARD! This puzzle contains small parts. Not recommended for children under age 4.

Cleaning Your Toy is Easy!

  • wipe clean with a damp cloth
  • let air dry

Important to remember:

  • do not put in dish washer
  • do not put in washing machine

With proper care, your heirloom quality wooden toy will last for generations.

If you have any questions on this product, please send us a message!

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Most items are handcrafted for you when you order it. This time of year we do have some ready to stock items. Local pickup is available for last minute gifts.

Current creation times as of February 14, 2020:

most items: 3 - 7 business days depending upon items

custom name puzzles: 2-3 weeks

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