That's more like it

Good guess, Julie... 32 matchsticks is definitely closer. Keep trying 'cause you've officially overtaken Laurel as the leader. And don't forget to throw in a guess as to where I kept the figure while I was at work.

HINT #2: The container has large doors.

If you figure that one out, you're going to think I'm simple for storing the figure there. But it was my first time burning masking tape, on a wooden figure no less! I wanted to make sure the house didn't burn down in our absence! Horrifying visions of the fire captain assessing the damage: "We found the accelerant. It was some sort of wooden doll covered in tape."