Now, one of the best wooden toys you can surely make (and the easiest) is wooden puzzles.
These wooden puzzles are not a choking hazard for children since you can make bigger sizes
with it. Moreover, this kind of toy can be a hit for moms who want to provide toys for their children.
To start in making your wooden puzzles, you have to get a flat type of wood. Make sure
that the wooden material you get is sturdy enough. Remember that the lumber should be 1 - 2
inches thick so that it can stand up as the kid finishes the puzzle. The next part is to get
the other materials you need.
- Saw (scroll saw or band saw)
- Sand paper
- Puzzle shape patterns
- Patterns - animal, plants, cars and etc.
- Paint (non-toxic)
After having all the materials needed, you can now lay the wood on your work table and
place the pattern on it. Just make sure that pattern is exact. After drawing the shape, you
can now draw the puzzles onto the main shape of the toy.
Cut the wooden pattern (e.g. Dinosaur or a bird) using a band saw or a scroll saw. The
next part is to use the sand paper and smooth out the rough surface of the raw material. Make
sure that there sides of the product are also smooth so that there will be no wood splints.
The next step is to apply some paint (non-toxic). Well, you can also make the wooden toy
without painting it. Just use varnish for a wooden finish. Take into account that after you have
finished the toy, you can make another toy using different shapes and sizes. With this sample
wooden toy, you can make more and sell woodworking toys at eBay. Just
search online and get free woodworking plans.
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