Toys to Build for the Young and the Young at Heart

Boy With Toy TrainCarefully crafted handmade toys can become family heirlooms passed from generation to generation. If you have a workshop and some scraps of wood and a few dowels, you can make the wooden toys, and the puzzles and games in these articles.

Wooden toys last forever and if you make the toy, the child in your life is sure to love it. Some of these handmade toys are as simple as a scrap of fabric attached to a thread spool to make a parachute.

There is a toy here for every aged child and every level of toy builder.

Wooden Toys

Christmas Toys: Make a Handmade Circus Animal Train Set 
December 1997/January 1998
You may have more fun making this wooden train with colorful circus animals than the kids will have playing with it.

Old Timey Handmade Wooden Toys 
November/December 1980
Patterns, instructions and diagrams for building a wooden rocking horse and dump truck.

Homemade Toy Ideas From Our Workshop 
November/December 1981
Build these fun-to-play-with toys for a child in your life: bantam backhoe, wooden soldier and a teeter-tot tunnel slide.