There is nothing quite like the satisfaction you feel when you build
something yourself—especially when you build it for your child.
It is a wonderful experience to fashion something out of your own hands
for the child whom you love. Fortunately, even if you do not have a
great deal of woodworking experience, you can learn to build a wooden
toy for your little one. All it takes is a little bit of instruction,
a little bit of patience, and a lot of love.
Woodman.com offers some intriguing building plans for your woodworking
adventure. Making Toys That Teach is an instructional book from Les
Neufeld, a woodworker with a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instructional
Materials. He shows parents which toys are most educational, and then
gives you all the information you need to build the toys yourself. Options
include pattern blocks and dominoes to a puzzle train. The book includes
more than 200 color photos and drawings to help you in the building
For some impressive wooden toy plans, look to Amazon.com. There, you
will find a guidebook called “Easy to Make Articulated Wooden
Toys.” The book includes patterns and instructions for 18 different
playthings. It will be a welcome addition to your home library.
Yet, another option is a kit giving you
all the instructions and materials to make fashionable wooden toys.
These kits offer the type of detailed directions that can ensure that
your final product is high quality and durable and will last for years
Free wood toy patterns are also available
on the Internet. This allows you to fashion a beautiful toy for your
child—without spending a great deal of money in the process. There
are a number of advantages to wood toys. They allow your child’s
imagination to grow naturally. You don’t need a lot of material
in order to make wooden toys—all you really need is the wood,
a drill with assorted bits, a chisel, saw, hammer, screwdriver, nails,
screws, sandpaper, and paint.
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