Instructables: exploring - play - toys - wood Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:25:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Hot Wheels Plexiglass Ramp
Hot Wheels Plexiglass Ramp - More DIY How To Projects]]> ErwanJez Give some speed to your kids hot wheels. You Need Two pine boardThe glass from a Ikea Nyatt FrameSome Tools Make it After some tries I've got the right shape. Saw the first board, report on the other one and saw it two. Assemble Take care plexiglass is very weak, do not tight to strong. Sha...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:23:35 PDT
Confetti Tippe Top
Confetti Tippe Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 Confetti blank take two! This time I turn another tippe top. A very satisfying little toy. Give it a spin and watch it flip over on it's head!
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:53:49 PDT
How to make a Wooden Knife - Simple and Easy
How to make a Wooden Knife - Simple and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> SpecificLove In this video, I show you how to make a cool looking wooden knife with some paint stirring sticks I had left over after a painting project.
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:13:39 PDT
Restoring a wooden toy tractor
Restoring a wooden toy tractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> uersel Just recently I bought a beat down wooden toy tractor on a fleamarket. I costed me 4€. Before giving it to my son I decided to give it a little facelift. Tools involved: Screwdrivers 3mm and 5mm drill bits sandpaper (80 to 320 grit) handsaw cutting knife hammer pincers file Materials: wood dowels ...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 02:38:43 PDT
Portable Playmobil House
Portable Playmobil House - More DIY How To Projects]]> diato556 hello everyone, I wanted to make a gift to my children and I had the idea to build a portable doll house. Materials and tools 10mm and 5mm plywood,2 hinges,1 lock, a piece of leather for the handle,wood glue, nails.Tools : saw, screwdriver, hammer. Finish: coloured varnish, light sanding, and wax...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 03:38:39 PDT
An old fashioned bogie kart
An old fashioned bogie kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> HUKBMBEAR Kids bikes are becoming so cheap, and once your kids used and abused it, there is very little use for another child, so what can you do with it.????The answer is simple you buy another in exactly the same condition, strip them both down for the wheels and make a Bogie (go kart). This not only gives ...

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Sun, 18 May 2014 12:38:16 PDT
Oversize wooden blocks
Oversize wooden blocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss I wanted our toddler to have some wooden blocks of a size that would let her comfortably build a well-balanced tower, and I had a newish miter saw and a piece of untreated 4x4 left from a babyproofing project.Make sure your 4x4 is untreated, or treated with something safe for baby to bite on! Cut ...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 17:28:39 PDT
Spinning Top and Helicopter
Spinning Top and Helicopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> HUKBMBEAR Ive made a number of spinning tops in various shapes and sizes and have even made one with a handle and pull string. This guide is intended to show how to make one of the pull string varieties.Please see my videos below: The one in the video works well, but when I first made it I used a slot for t...

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Sat, 3 May 2014 03:05:01 PDT
M9 Rubber Band Gun Scamerman Run In this instructable I will show you the rubber band gun. Materials: -4mm plywood ca. 450x850mm -4mm dark hardwood ca. 150x200mm (grips) -ø4mm hardwood dowel ca. 150mm -3x screw 3x20mm -rubber bands ø40mm Here is the link for PDF file:
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:33:37 PDT
Foam covered wooden swords
Foam covered wooden swords - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss My kids wanted foam covered swords for sparring, and nothing on the market looked very good. So I made my own from swim noodles with wooden cores. And then the toddler wanted one, so I made her a smaller one, too. Ingredients: Swim noodle with 3/4" hole 3/4" (or 7/8") dowel for core ...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:22:44 PDT
Make a chess set and playing board with a storage drawer
Make a chess set and playing board with a storage drawer - More DIY How To Projects]]> tobster9103 This is a birthday gift I made for someone this year. It is my first time doing any kind of wood turning, but with little practice you can get it down pretty quickly. Some of the key features on this chess set are: red oak and poplar used, built in drawer to store the chessmen and a hidden magneti...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:35:38 PST
Tumbling Blocks / Jacob's Ladder / Click Clack Wooden Toy savvas_papasavva A Classic folk toy with roots possibly in ancient China; tumbling block toys have made appearances in many cultures and societies around the world.  Please see description on YouTube for more information.
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:08:24 PST
Futurama - Wooden Toys marc.cryan Wooden toy version of Futurama characters that my wife and I made. They are 1" thick and around 6" tall.  PDFs of the templates are attached. I used a band saw. Steps (Marc): Get picutes of characters Trace outline onto wood Cut with bandsaw Sand Steps (Meghan): Draw with pen...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 18:35:48 PST
Toy Car From Scrap 2x4
Toy Car From Scrap 2x4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> uglycitrus Have some scrap wood laying around? Make a toy car! Tools & Materials Materials1) About 1 foot of scrap 2x42) About 6" of 5/16" dowel3) sand paper (not sure if that's tool or material)Tools1) saw (I used a saber saw, but a band saw would be better)2) drill press (I used a drill, but a drill press...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:15:26 PST
$3 building block set made from one 2x4 timsway a simple, interlocking wood building block you can make with relatively ease in a basic wood shop out of only one 2X4. yields about 60 blocks 1.5" X1.5" X3" blocks. there are tool substitutions that can be made to make this simpler and watch through to ...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 08:40:30 PST
Balsawood glider - I made it at Techshop, Chandler dlayton I'm practicing with the lasers at techshop so I made these balsa wood gliders, one from 1/8 inch balsa wood wings and the other from 1/16 balsa wood wings. Both have fuselages from 1/8 inch balsa wood I bought at Micheals.  I drew the design in Rhinoceros 3D and saved the file as a dxf.  At Techsho...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:55:27 PST
Wooden block tower with Middle Eastern touches
Wooden block tower with Middle Eastern touches - More DIY How To Projects]]> arpruss This is my 10-year-old daughter's project. It uses blocks from the Haba Extra-Large Starting Set, the no-name 82-piece Architectural Model Building Blocks (both of these are really excellent quality) and, for colorful accents, some standard colored blocks (I think Melissa and Doug). All the steps a...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 18:18:43 PDT
Rubber Band Crossbow vettel43   Hi, excuse me for my english because i'm french .  The measure are in Inches .
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:31:12 PDT
toy boat my wookie here's a little wooden wonder, me and my brother made it. it floats great and looks good but there was a little thing we haven't tried and that i wouldn't suggest....  
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:57:39 PDT
Supersized Game that is not Jenga
Supersized Game that is not Jenga - More DIY How To Projects]]> artlife This is a GREAT improvement  over Jenga, it has more pieces and it has mallets!. This game is very quick and easy to make.  It is super sized and it can be stacked well over 5’ high. The mallets add to the fun for kids and makes the large size boards easier to move. Materials 4- - 10’ long 2...
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:31:16 PDT
Classic 1950s Toy Glider- The Flicka
Classic 1950s Toy Glider- The Flicka - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G For our Technologies class we have to build gliders to demonstrate aerodynamic lift. The glider our teacher decided to teach us to make is the Keil Kraft Flicka, a model from the late 50s. It is a simple, light and tough glider that can take lots of abuse and still fly far. Thanks to everyone who v...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 07:20:43 PDT
Rope Swing with Disk Seat
Rope Swing with Disk Seat - More DIY How To Projects]]> spratjack70118 This Instructable shows the steps I took to make a durable disk seat for the bottom of a rope swing for my family to enjoy.  I looked online for existing seats to purchase, however, the only ones available had a weight limit of 150 lbs.  I happen to be a little over 200 lbs. (I'm working on it), and...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:03:08 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Playset
How to Make a Wooden Playset - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rambler This Instructable is a very simple version of a toy playset that I have recently seen around a lot. The idea behind it is that it provides a relatively blank canvas for a child's imagination. A child can play with whatever toys he wants on it and it can be whatever he wants it to be (i.e. a house, a...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:35:32 PDT
Indestructable Wooden Tractor Toy
Indestructable Wooden Tractor Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Superbender Pretty much exactly 1.5 decades!!! ago I built this wooden tractor & trailer toy and gave it to my newborn and 2 year old nieces as a present. After 14 years of abuse from my two nieces my brother's family passed it down to my 2 and 4 year old sons to play with. So far it has survived another year a...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:19:47 PDT
The Dallow - Laser Cutting an Old Fashioned Trapeze Toy
The Dallow - Laser Cutting an Old Fashioned Trapeze Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Norah Solo I made this old fashion style trapeze toy in the image of my friend Matt for his birthday. You can make one to look like any person or thing you like! 1. Body parts: I first designed the body parts for the trapeze puppet in Illustrator then sent them to the laser cutter. You'll need a torso, tw...
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 20:43:26 PST
swing thing / noise maker
swing thing / noise maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> the kidd from school Ok, well this is basically a noise maker. Ohh and by the way this is my first instructable and i have no pictures yet because i made the project first... so lets begin.  stuff building materials 10-12 feet of 1/2 inch by 1 inch board (probably not that much but again didn't measure) 1-1 1/2 feet ...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:50:36 PST
Building a tiny city landscape from scrap (wood)
Building a tiny city landscape from scrap (wood) - More DIY How To Projects]]> nemalim While working on another project, we were producing lots of plyboo scraps (a plywood made of bamboo). We had to find something to do with all the wood... I've decided to create this tiny city landscape. The fun part was that it took less than 24 h from the time I started drawing the images on the co...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:33:54 PST
Harry Potter Chess Set & Case
Harry Potter Chess Set & Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> carrielynneh A Harry Potter chess set? The nerd level in this post just went through the roof. Seriously though, I wanted to give my brother something for Christmas this year that he and his family would love. I remembered the chess scene in one of the Harry Potter movies and thought it would be, well, spellbind...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:53:15 PST
Medieval shield and sword
Medieval shield and sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> robertodelle A simple instructable and a funny toy to do with your kids. At the same time is cheap. Tools and materials Materials: wood for sword: 25 x 25 cm (9,84 x 9,84 inch) wood for sword: 15 x 50 cm (5,91 x 19,69inch) Tools: Pencil Electric jigsaw Blade for metal Ruler Electric sander or sandpaper. Re...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:57:55 PST
Plasma Rifle made of Cedar fretted For this simple project you will need  Scrap Cedar or lumber of your choice ! Hot Glue gun Hole Saws Dowel rods  Drill press or hand drill Belt sander or sandpaper The rifle itself is imagination driven of course all hot glued together overall length is 5" 3" great for hanging on the wall or shoo...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:56:02 PST
Cute Crafted Fireflies
Cute Crafted Fireflies - More DIY How To Projects]]> Manick Yoj Continuing from the dragonfly I built, I decided my next little gift would be a series of three little fireflies. These turned out to be much easier to manufacture, though admittedly, they are a good deal less intricate. Still, one of these can make a fun two-hour project for someone dexterous.  ...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:51:45 PDT
Weighted Companion Cube... for Babies!
Weighted Companion Cube... for Babies! - More DIY How To Projects]]> colin Wooden blocks are wonderful for babies, but they're typically rather dull. I wanted to liven them up a bit so I've been playing around with using a laser cutter to engrave geeky images onto the cubes. This was the first pattern that I created and I feel like it turned out quite well. The trick is t...
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Sat, 20 Oct 2012 23:00:19 PDT
Wooden Toy Dagger
Wooden Toy Dagger - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Rambler This Instructable shows how to make a wooden dagger for use as a toy or a prop and is being entered in the Halloween Props and 3rd Annual Make It Stick Contests. Don't forget to vote! Even if it's not for me. :( I took my small family to a Renaissance Fair recently and while there I bought my young...
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Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:04:11 PDT
Balsa Wood Airplane
Balsa Wood Airplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> JSTArollin This is an easy balsa wood plane that will take you only about an hour to make. It makes a great decorative item or wall art. This project is a great beginner project for someone just getting into balsa or wood models. What You Need: -Small Balsa Sticks -Glue -Wax Paper -Scissors -Paper -Pencil -T...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:37:20 PDT
Custom wooden letter blocks for children
Custom wooden letter blocks for children - More DIY How To Projects]]> zieak A few friends and family members have been expecting and I decided I wanted to make a custom set of wooden letter blocks to give to them as a gift.   As a bonus, these blocks are made from the cast-offs from a lumber mill.  They are made from Western Yellow Cedar so smell great and by wood-burning ...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 03:26:17 PDT
Mechanical Table Pinball (IMPROVED instructable)
Mechanical Table Pinball (IMPROVED instructable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> inspiredwood This little video shows, the entire project and the steps written below. Se the steps for further detail. The entire pinball machine was done in app. 100 hours and cost less than 100$. 1. Plan and draw the table layout on a paper (app. 30x60 cm) 2. Draw the side pieces according to your li...
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 04:15:43 PDT
3D Settlers of Catan Board
3D Settlers of Catan Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> G-Squier This is my first project on instructables. Hopefully some people will like it :). I based this on another project I found here on instructables. I drew these plans in inkscape so that they are now available for a laser printer.  What you need:    -  Laser Printer    -  4mm thick MDF board (I used s...
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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:22:19 PDT
Homemade Indiana Jones Pinball Machine
Homemade Indiana Jones Pinball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kris82          This is my homemade Indiana Jones themed pinball machine that I'm currently working on. This pinball machine will not use any electronics. It will be all mechanical including making sounds, as well as keeping score. This project was started to get a large pinball machine to use no electrici...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 22:23:15 PDT
Round Building Blocks
Round Building Blocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kris82    This project is a tinker toy inspired toy that I make for kids. You are able to create a lot of different shape and objects than tinker toys do to the angle of the balls and how many holes that you stick into the ball.       I have sold lots of these toys on over the last year and would ...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 12:53:35 PDT
Wooden Toy Dinosaurs
Wooden Toy Dinosaurs - More DIY How To Projects]]> tiburon4 My son and I built a wooden T-Rex at one of the free workshops they have for kids at Lowes.  They have them at Home Depot also and if you've never taken your kids, its a great way to get them started on building things. He loved playing with the T-Rex so much that I decided I would build him some f...
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Thu, 17 May 2012 13:52:02 PDT
Super Stilts
Super Stilts - More DIY How To Projects]]> machoturtle Ever had the desire to be really tall? or be able to dunk a basketball? or to see what the world looks like if you were tall? Well for all you short people here's the answer! All you gotta do is build the stilts, practice walking around awhile, painfully fall a few times, whack your head on doorways...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 03:59:43 PDT
Fast Toy Wood Car
Fast Toy Wood Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus Lots of my friends have kids and that means lots of birthdays. I wanted to have some custom present I could give and a toy car fit perfectly. I could make them pretty easily and there's lots of room to play with in terms of different designs. So I could draw cars and make kids happy? Right on. Win +...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:22:04 PDT
Pirate Ship Modification
Pirate Ship Modification - More DIY How To Projects]]> mr_snuffles This is a modification of a kids wooden "Paint your own" ship kit Sorry for the lack of step by step pictures. I never thought about making making this an instructable until I was almost finished. If anyone wants to know anything or more details, please just ask! I built the ship pretty close t...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:55:28 PDT
How To: Custom doll/toy out of Art Manequin.
How To: Custom doll/toy out of Art Manequin. - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimTheScarecrow Nothing special.. but it is what it is. I make these lil dudes for stopmotion animating. (very useful) You could make them for your kids or grandkids as little dress up dolls or things kids like to play with. Its a heck of a lot cheaper than buying Barbies every so often. Or... you could use them ...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 04:44:06 PST
Iris' Wooden Toy Circus Train
Iris' Wooden Toy Circus Train - More DIY How To Projects]]> jackOrip My mother-in-law (Iris) loves making things out of wood. She doesn't like to use nails or pins or metal of ANY kind which makes her toys quite unique and cherished. So, I have convinced her to let me put one of her projects here on Instructables. I hope the pictures speak for themselves as I will on...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:40:56 PST
Wood Block Robots littlebadwren A simple and fun gift for any young scientist!!!  I used 3/4" lumber BUT next time I will use 1 1/4" lumber.  The robot pieces shown are TOO challenging for a young scientist to stack without tumbling.  Cut wood on a jig saw in many crazy robot shapes...think "head", "abdomen", and "legs".  Sand the...
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:08:00 PST
Architectural Building Blocks littlebadwren Take some plain but wonderful wood blocks and add architectural details with permanent markers.  The kids joined me in adding decoration and it has brought new play value to our worn out blocks!!!!
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:13:05 PST
Wooden Streetcar Toy for a City Child
Wooden Streetcar Toy for a City Child - More DIY How To Projects]]> vanweb My 16 month old god daughter is a “city baby”, she was born and lives in downtown Toronto. Their house is on a main street and as such they rely on public transit to get around day to day. Along the street in front of their house goes the main East / West “Streetcar” (or “Trolley” as some people cal...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:53:10 PST
Play Market Stryker Here is a little play market I made for my kids.  It's constructed from 1 sheet of MDF board and screws.  There are three large open bins for food storage or anything else they throw in.   There is also a middle shelf that is open in the back but has two sliding doors in the front.  The black area i...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 07:23:42 PST
Perry the Platypus Inaction Figure Stryker My kids like the show Phineas and Ferb and when I saw the Perry the platypus inaction figure episode I knew what I had to do that day.  Turns out there was already a pretty good one on instructables.  So here is my version.
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 06:56:07 PST