This is another fun project I do with students.


  • 1 inch thick Basswood for the body (I used a piece that was 3 by 5 inches)
  • 1/8 inch thick Maple (or other hard wood) for the back and lid
  • 2 neodymium magnets
  • 3/4 inch brad
  • Wood glue
  • CA glue

Step 1: The Body

Create a drawing of your animal and transfer it to the basswood. In the drawing I make sure that I have room for the brad (at the eye) and the magnet. Save the drawing to use as a template later on.

Use a scroll saw(coping saw, jig saw, forstner bit) to cut out what will be the inside of the box.

<p>so cute! Love it</p>

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