Here is an easy to build sports car toy that is lots of fun to make and even more fun for the child you give it to. It serves well as an everyday toy when made of pine or as a special toy when select hardwoods are used.
This airplane is moderately easy to build and can be completed in a fairly short time. Your young aviator will enjoy many hours of flying time with this great biplane and have a nice keepsake for later years.
Children will enjoy towing this duckling pull toy around.
Here is a fine project for your workshop that will delight that favorite child. This wooden sled toy can be made from all non-priority materials in a few hours time.
Piggy Bank…makes a neat turning project. The wood stock is maple. Feet are painted black; ears and nostrils are touched with pink. The two front legs fit holes drilled in the body; back legs are cut to conform to curve and are nailed and glued in place, as shown.
Here is a large farm type coaster wagon that will provide the children with a great deal of fun. The wagon was made from hard wood such as maple or birch.
The real secret to a long-spinning top is symmetry — if it is not balanced, it will not spin for long! Never mind all of the geometric formulas — if you drill the hole for the spindle in the EXACT center of the top body, it will spin for a long, long time.
These simple toys give many children their first taste of how to be creative, while keeping them occupied for hours on end. This simple Interlocking Log project can be built with scrap wood that might otherwise go to waste.
From a piece of hardwood 1-3/4 inch stock, 5 x 6 inches, and a piece of 3/8 inch by 4-1/8 inch long dowel, you can make this streamlined roller in a short time. By laying out squares on the line drawing below, you can increase the size of the toy as big as you like.
You can readily see how well the monkey rides that tricycle. The leg joints are all pivoted in the monkey.