Members packing toys had to wear masks, but the toys still looked great. Over 1500 toys were made to be distributed to children.
WDCB Radio interview about our toy program.
(When you get to the page, click the white triangle in the black bar right above the photograph of tops.)
For many years the DuPage Woodworkers have been making toys to give away at the holidays. The toys are distributed through a number of local charitable organizations. Sometimes we make thousands of toys a year.
We have a number of toy plans on the website (below) and available at meetings through the Toy Committee. The Toy Committee also has wheels available for toy car making. Sometimes they have wood given to the organization to make toys.
From time to time the committee organizes toy making days where members get together and build toys in a sort of assembly line. When that happens you can sign up to come by for a morning or an afternoon to contribute to the effort.
Rounding corners and edges helps protect youngsters who play with the toys. The Toy Committee has information about making toys safe for children and what wood is suitable.
The plans are .pdf files. When you print them, be sure to print them at 100%, don't scale to fit. There is a ruler on some of the plans which you can use to double check that the scale is correct.
We also have some information about regulations related to finishes for toys.
City CarLarger view
Coupe 2Larger view
Whale Crayon HolderLarger view
Fish Crayon HolderLarger view
Turtle Crayon HolderLarger view
Sliding Lid BoxesInstructions and resources
Keeper BoxLarger view
Molly-E TugboatLarger view
Panel TruckLarger view
Rocking HorseLarger view
Safari and Farm AnimalsLarger view
Tanker TruckLarger view
Small Router Table for Rounding Over
Chest of Drawers - Three DrawersLarger view
End TableLarger view