Introduction: How to Make a Toy Bunny
Step 1: Step 1- Gather Your Material
For this toy you will need to gather a few tools. Bandsaw Drill press Drill bits with correct size to axel 1’’ belt sander Router table ¼’’ round over bit Safety Goggles!!!!! The supplies necessary Axles and wheels. I Used 1.25’’ wheels and axles from the hobby store. Wood glue Paint (optional) 2"x6" stock(or scrap). To cut your animal out of ⅛’’ cardboard or plywood to cut out your template
Step 2: Step 2- Find a Photo
On the internet find a photo of your animal that you would like to make a toy out of.
Pick an image from the side.
Step 3: Step 3 - Print Your Image
Import the image of choice into an area/ program from which you can print it.
Adjust the image to size and print it out. (it should fit in a child's hand)
Step 4: Step 4: Create Your Template
Trace out your image onto the cardstock or ⅛’’ plywood
It will be more stable template so you can cut out the shape Cut out the image with your scissors or exacto knife
Step 5: Step 5: Cutting Out Your Toy
Trace your template onto your cardstock
I used a 2x6 scrap for my toy Trace as close to your cardstock as possible on the wood (the less you have to cut the better) Once its traced out then cut to shape on your bandsaw When you finish cutting mark axel holes on your toy (Make sure the marks are visible)
Step 6: Step 6: Drilling the Axle Holes
Use the axle you have to find the appropriate drill bit size
Then drill holes into the blank using drill press
*Before you router make sure to sand your toy with the belt sander*
Step 7: Step 7: Router the Edges
Place round over bit onto the router table
Test the router bit on a piece of wood and adjust the height if necessary Router the entire outside of your animal If there are places that are too small to get the router bit into you will need to sand those places by hand
Step 8: Step 8: Sanding Your Animal
Sand all of your tool marks out
Sand all of your marks out. Work your way up starting at 150 and going to 220 grit paper Make sure it is perfect
Step 9: Step 9: Paint Your Toy
Paint your toy in anyway you want
Step 10: Step 10: Glue in Your Axles and Attach Your Wheels
Dry fit your axles and make sure they fit snug. If they do not adjust what you need to.
Place small amount of wood glue in hole Put your axle through the wheel and into the hole Make sure there is some room so the wheels spin Do this for all of the wheels