Sanding Small Flat Parts

Question: I'm building a toy barn set and need to sand the small (3" tall) animals. However, when I try to sand the animals they slide around and making them difficult to sand. How can I efficiently sand these small parts?

Answer: Try attaching the parts to a piece of plywood with double-sided carpet tape. The tape will hold the parts in place for sanding and can easily be removed when you're finished.

Note: Avoid the double-sided foam tape because of difficulty removing the adhesive later.