Free Wooden Toy Plans.

All of these free wooden toy plans are offered as an instant download PDF file.

dollhouse plans Free Dollhouse Plans
- A different take on the traditional playscale dollhouse, this one disassembles to fold flat for easy storage when not in use. A small version of this plan suitable for dolls and figurines up to 10cm or 4 inches high, and another plan for barbie size dolls.
toy car plans 01 Free toy car plans
- It's easy to make this delightful toy car using only hand tools and bits of wood from your scrap bin.
toy car plans008 Free wooden construction toy plans.
- Simple and easy to make toy grader. Free plans include parts list and step by step instructions with photos.
wooden toy airplane Free wooden toy airplane plan
- Make this charming biplane with a minimum of hand tools.
doll cradle plans Free Doll Cradle Plans
- Complete with full size templates, photos and instructions.

Great Toys For All Ages At MelissaAndDoug.com

a-bk-toy-train02.jpg Books on wooden toy trains including plans for a toy train table.
Rocking horse Free Rocking Horse Plans
- A simple rocking horse you can build in a weekend. Make a large version seat height 468mm (18.4 inches) or a smaller version with a seat height of 350mm (13.8 inches.)
Rocking horse Another Free Rocking Horse Plan
Another simple rocking horse plan. Available in metric and imperial sizes, seat height 400mm or 15 3/4 inches.

More free wooden toy plans featuring a selection of toy car plans.

Traditional Rolling Toy.

Traditional Rolling Toy

This free wooden toy plan for a very simple toy to make from pieces of wood left over from other projects. The toy may be coloured using food colouring, or simply left untreated.

Materials List.

For this free wooden toy plan, none of the dimensions are critical, so these measurements are guidelines only. This toy can be made from pieces of scrap timber.

  • 19mm (3/4") thick timber, 90mm square.
  • 8mm dia. dowel, 3 pieces 100mm long.
  • 25mm dia. dowel, 3 pieces 80mm long.

Tools.

Chances are the average home handyman will have these most of these tools already.

electric drill Electric Drills

The choice seems to be a cordless drill or a corded power drill, but why not have both. The convenience and portability of a battery drill and the power and longevity of an electric drill. It's great having at least two drills, one to be used as a power screw driver and the other to drill holes.

Jigsaw Jigsaw sometimes called a sabre saw, useful for rough cutting curved shapes.
router A woodworking router is often refered to as a workshop in a box. It is one of the most versatile hand held power tools you can own. Advances in technology have made them lighter and more powerful.
flush trim router bit Now that you have a woodworking router, use a flush trim router bit with a template for making rocking horses, as an example.
scroll saw A scroll saw can be bought for less than $200 and is an ideal for making wooden toys.
Combination Square Combination Square When used with a marking knife and pencil, most useful for measuring. I use mine all the time, and could not do without it.

Optional Tools.

These are tools that are nice to have, but not absolutely essential:

A bandsaw makes the job of cutting the round wheels a lot easier. An alternative is to use a drill press with a circle cutter. It should be noted that circle cutters are rather dangerous, and should only be used in a drill press, and with the greatest of care.

This page on making wooden toy wheels shows an example of using a circle cutter.

A disc sander or linisher also makes it much easier to sand things smooth.

Step 1.

There is no real need for plans for this toy, but a few illustrations to accompany the instructions should make things a little easier to follow.

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Draw a circle 100mm or 4 inches across on the 19mm thick pieces of timber and cut them out. Sand them smooth and round. This is where the disc sander comes in handy.

Draw another circle on each piece that is about 19mm (3/4") off the edge. Divide this circle into three using the compass, and using the 8mm drill bit, drill three holes in both pieces no deeper than half the thickness of the piece. Smooth and round all the edges.

Step 2.

Cut three pieces of 8mm dowel to lengths of 110mm. Chamfer the ends to make it easier for assembly.

Step 3.

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Cut three pieces of 25mm dowel to lengths of 80mm. Drill one hole in each at least 16mm (5/8") from the end. Use the 8.5mm drill bit so that it will rotate freely around the 8mm dowel. Smooth and round all the edges.

Step 4.

Final assembly. Check for splinters and sharp edges. Glue the yellow dowels into one green wheel, then thread the larger red dowels as shown in the illustration.

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Make sure that the red dowels rotate freely. Apply glue to the end of the yellow dowels. Using scrap pieces of wood, lightly tap the two green wheels to fit together.

We hope you enjoy making this from our free wooden toy plans. Use this Contact me form for comments, suggestions and if you would like to share photos of the toys you have made.

Links

An essential part of many wooden toys are the wheels. Learn how to make you own wooden toy wheels even if you don't have a woodworking lathe.

Toys made of wood includes a book on animated toys, and construction vehicle toys.

Toy Safety. While using free wooden toy plans, it is in the interests of all hobby toy makers to ensure that they are complying with toy safety regulations and standards.

Wooden toy wheels. It's always a challenge to find a supplier for good quality toy wheels for wooden toy cars.


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Click here for more wooden toy plans at a very reasonable cost.

An essential part of many wooden toys are the wheels. Learn how to make you own wooden toy wheels even if you don't have a woodworking lathe.

Toys made of wood includes a book on animated toys, and construction vehicle toys.

Toy Safety. While using free wooden toy plans, it is in the interests of all hobby toy makers to ensure that they are complying with toy safety regulations and standards.

Wooden toy wheels. It's always a challenge to find a supplier for good quality toy wheels for wooden toy cars.

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