Toys and games can be fun projects for woodworkers, and they make thoughtful, unique gifts for both children and adults. In a kids’ world of brightly colored plastic, nothing beats a beautiful, high quality handmade wooden toy. Check out these 5 toy and game ideas for woodworking projects:
Board Game Pieces: Whether you’re starting from scratch and making a board game, or personalizing an existing board game with wooden play pieces, the options are endless for creating fun game pieces. A wide variety of small wooden people can be purchased from wood product stores, and painted or stained in different colors for your game of choice. Or, you can use mini bowling pin shaped wood pieces for simpler pieces.
Soapbox Car: Soapbox cars make great handmade gifts for children, especially those who seem to have everything. Building a wooden car is also an opportunity to have kids join in on the fun. They can help build the cars, or add their own final touches with paint and stickers. Soapbox cars were traditionally built from soapboxes, but you can use any scrap wood you have around and even make a larger version of the traditional soapbox car. Check out our wood wheels, wood headlights and wood steering wheels. Read the rest of this entry »