Wooden toys never go out of style. We’ve partnered with Woodcraft to bring you the Wooden Toys Challenge, and the prizes are sure to inspire! There’s so much you can do with wood and we want to see what toys you can create for this challenge.

One grand prize winner will take home a DeWalt Scroll Saw and 20 runners-up will win a detail carving tool set. Fetch thee some wood and get started today! For extra help getting started, take our free Woodworking class

We're also pleased to share some inspiration from The Family Handyman. Check out their popular post on how to glue wood

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The Wooden Toys Challenge 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (20)

Twenty Runner Up prize winners will receive:

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