Instructables: exploring - play - toys - wood Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:48:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 Two By Four Tower Yard Game
Two By Four Tower Yard Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome I do not claim to own any rights whatsoever to the "Jenga", "Ta-Ka-Radi", "Tumbling Tower", "Tail Gate", or "Game" for that matter. The author does not claim to own any rights to the above descriptors products are purely coincidental, And as the author I do not own anything I hope this tribute gam...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 09:32:06 PDT
Paddleball Set
Paddleball Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell Once a month I host a beach bonfire brunch and am always on the hunt for fun beach games to bring. Instead of buying a paddleball set, I decided to make one! Now I have one more way to work off all the fire roasted foods!Let's get to making some fun >---------------------------------------------...
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:56:54 PDT
Cat Labyrinth
Cat Labyrinth - More DIY How To Projects]]> mengel We love cats and we want to make them happy. The cat is a beast. Cats like hunting. Our toy is very good for cats to satisfy cats of their hunting tastes. They can cathing the ball in labyrinth and they really love it (especally little cats).If you like this project follow please this link and be a ...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:07:46 PDT
How to play Jenga
How to play Jenga - More DIY How To Projects]]> DimitrisX1 Jenga is a game of skill and strategy. In the game, you build a tower, move the pieces and hope that you aren't the one who makes it fall.Jenga is played with 54 wooden blocks. Each block is three times as long as its width, and one fifth as thick as its length 1.5 × 2.5 × 7.5 cm. Make Put down p...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:08:04 PDT
Vintage A-Frame Dollhouse (collapsable)
Vintage A-Frame Dollhouse (collapsable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> flim A few years ago I stumbled upon this blog post on Dinosaurs and Robots. Now that I have a daughter, I was reminded of this post and decided take up the project and build it for her as a christmas present. Being a fan of I decide I would document the project here too, but this is my...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 12:59:55 PST
How To Make A Dropping Top
How To Make A Dropping Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 I first saw this toy demonstrated over on the Grand Illusions YouTube channel, and I knew I had to try my hand at it!This was turned from a piece of claro walnut, 5/4" thick and about 5" in diameter. I get these blocks from bags of firewood I buy from a local gun stock maker! They make great tu...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:38:08 PST
DOUBLE BARREL ZOMBIE KILLER - More DIY How To Projects]]> graydog111 This rubber band Double Barrel Zomble Killer gun is the perfect gift for a 8 to 12 year old boy or tomboy. The object was to make a light hearted fun toy loosely relating to the TV show "The Walking Dead". It took about 2 hour to get it made except for painting it. Spraying on one coat , then mask...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:25:14 PST
wooden boat toy
wooden boat toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> sir woodster in this instructable i am going to make a wooden boat toy from an old pallet and to scraps that i had laying aroud in my workplace. the boat is powerd by 2 rubberbands . this is my second istructable so its not perfect but i did realy enjoy making it and i hope you like it . ohh...... and dont forg...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:54:04 PST
Swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdemaesschalck Video swingDo you want to have a swing like this?Follow these steps! You will need this stuff Rope 12 mØ 0.8 cm2 planksThickness: 0,8 cmThickness: 2,4 cmPlunge routerWood drillJigsawHolesawØ 3,5 cmConstructive GluePlastic woodTensioning screwSafety glasses Screw machineMeasuring equipmentSand ...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:20:33 PST
DIY Hurricane Balls
DIY Hurricane Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 This couldn't be simpler! I bought a bunch of 7/16" ball bearings at the hardware store. They were less than 50¢ each! I took some super glue and glued them together, and that is it. Making them was filmed in real time and took me under 20 seconds.This super easy project is a blast to use! I da...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:48:04 PST
Heirloom Rocking Horse
Heirloom Rocking Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> boddhi15 My only nephew is turning two right after Christmas. I've been thinking that my window of opportunity for making him gifts that he actually likes is probably closing pretty fast. I imagine in a year or two he will only want video games or electronics, and I'm a wood man...Alas. I had better make the...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:25:08 PST
Rainbow Mountain Fossil Puzzle
Rainbow Mountain Fossil Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dr. Joe Supplies Half sheet of 1/2" marine grade birch plywood. Or other thin wood.1" Dowel 10"3/16 Dowel 1 1/2" Or chop stickWood GlueDozen 3/4" self tapping wood screwsToolsSabre sawScrew driverBench SanderScroll saw Step 1: Craft a plan for my grandson's puzzle. My two year old grand son had a love ...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:13:40 PST
How to make a Bagatelle board
How to make a Bagatelle board - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cairdy Crafts One of my favourite toys from visiting my gran when I was young was her bagatelle board. It was always my go-to toy! Especially as there were so many ball traps and bumpers to bounce off.Check out the video guide below and the step by step instructions here.Let's get started! Grab what you need! ...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:47:40 PST
Torsion Spring Bow
Torsion Spring Bow - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chaostheorywong This guide will instruct you on how to make a Torsion Spring Bow, like the one above. This is my first Instructable so begging your pardon on any lapses in quality. Also, this is ONLY for the BOW, i am not explaining how to make arrows but there are plenty of Instructables that teach that!Torsion Sp...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:44:10 PST
Super Tough Warbird Glider
Super Tough Warbird Glider - More DIY How To Projects]]> BikeHacker Those store bought balsa gliders are just too flimsy, especially when in the hands of a 6 or 7 year old. This awesome glider will only take 15 minutes of your time to build! I have made quite a few of these little gliders, and done crazy things to them including: ( I don't recommend you do this) thr...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:14:49 PST
How to make a Jacob's Ladder (Spooky edition!)
How to make a Jacob's Ladder (Spooky edition!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cairdy Crafts With Traditional Toys month coming to a close, we're doing a spooky special over at Cairdy Crafts! This week, learn how to make a Jacob's Ladder wooden toy with an optional spooooky ghostie theme!Check out the video below for a full walk through to go with the instructable! Collect your materials...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:43:14 PST
Thomas The Tank Engine Display Cabinet
Thomas The Tank Engine Display Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mark Ellis A short video of how I built a Thomas The Tank Engine display cabinet for my son out of an old pallet.
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:28:02 PDT
How to make a marble maze/labyrinth
How to make a marble maze/labyrinth - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cairdy Crafts Welcome to the 2nd in my DT project series! Teachers (and parents of 7-11) year olds, this is aimed at you for you and your kids! My DT club at school particularly enjoyed this project and I hope you do to!In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make a marble maze/marble labyrinth using materia...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:19:56 PDT
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
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
How To Make A Popsicle Stick Gun ZebraComet Note: this video doesn't show up on the iOS app. How to make a handheld popsicle stick gun/catapult. Go To For More Videos!
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:03:35 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
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
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