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 club to make toys.
From time to time the committee organizes toy making days where club 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. Because of regulations intended to make children safer, we don't use any finish on our toy projects.
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.
City CarLarger view
Coupe 2Larger view
Fish Crayon HolderLarger view
Turtle Crayon HolderLarger view
Keeper BoxLarger view
Molly-E TugboatLarger view
Panel TruckLarger view
Rocking HorseLarger view
Safari and Farm AnimalsLarger view
Tanker TruckLarger view