This is Where to Find Wooden Toy Plans. In this post, you’ll learn several different places that you can find great plans for making wooden toys.
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Wooden Toy Plans
If you really want to make somebody super happy, making a toy for a child is one of the most amazing experiences that you’ll ever have. It’s a lot of fun for the kids, but it’s definitely a lot of fun for you as a woodworker too.
You can make your toys freehand, or you can look for sets of plans. If you’re looking for plans, there are actually several different places where you can find them. I’ll show you everything you need to know coming up.
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Start Online for Free
Honestly, you really need to start your search online. There are tons of places online that have tutorials and free plans. All you need to do is a simple Google search. After that, you need to be ready to dig deep, and be persistent.
Many of the best plans for kids toys are not on the first page of Google. Those search results are heavily fought for, and they are difficult to obtain. If you want to find some of the best material out there, you’ll have to be ready to dig a little deeper.
Down at the bottom of page one you can go to page two, three, four, and so forth, and see more results for your same search term. It’s in these deeper pages that you’ll tend to find a lot of tutorials that are very informative, but may not be written well enough to be on page one.
It doesn’t mean they are bad, it just is that they are a little different, and they may require a little bit more reading to fully understand. However, some of these toys are amazing, and you’ll be happy you searched for them.
Watch YouTube Videos
When you watch videos on YouTube, and they show you step-by-step exactly how to make something, those are plans just in a different form. If you pay attention to the video, and you follow the directions, you’ll be able to make the exact same wooden toy.
Even without directions on paper, or anything resembling a formal set of plans, you can follow the directions in one of the videos and make several great toys. Again, just search, and dig deep to find what you’re looking for if necessary.
Buy Plans on Amazon
Scroll through until you find something that you like, and then feel free to buy any of the plans that seem interesting. The prices will range of course, and it’s a good idea to check on the reviews to make sure the plans are good.
In general, if the plans have positive reviews, and there are no major flaws that are revealed in those reviews, you should probably have a good time making those toys yourself.
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Buy Plans In Woodworking Stores
Your local woodworking store is a good place to pick up wooden toy plans as well. They will typically have a lot of different plans, because that’s what the clientele that comes into the store is looking for.
Most of the stores have a particular area where they store their plans, and you’ll have to sift through them until you find what you’re looking for. However, if you have a little patience, you can find several good sets of plans that will keep you busy for a long time.
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If you find a particular maker of plans that you like, you can also go directly to their website to see if they have additional products that also look appealing to you.
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Find Wooden Toy Plans in a Book
One of my favorites is to just simply find a book that has lots of different plans inside. This way, you can spend the money once, and you’ll get a lot of different designs but you can build at different times.
Books are awesome for a lot of reasons, and a book that’s full of plans is even better because it can keep you busy right now, but you can also revisit the same projects later and still get a lot of benefit from them.
The book also never goes away. As long as you don’t get rid of it, you’ll have these toy plans for the rest of your life, and you can reach for the information anytime you need.
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Make Your Own Toy Plans
Finally, and this is my absolute favorite among all others, making your own toy plans is definitely something you need to look into. Not only do you get to make all the decisions yourself, you get to decide exactly what you want.
This is fantastic, because in most situations you’re going to have to choose between two things that you kind of like. When you make your own plans, you get to add the things that you like and remove all the things that you don’t.
This puts you fully in charge, and you can create a set of plans that perfectly replicate exactly what you want to make, with no compromise. Then, make sure you post those plans online so other people can benefit from your hard work too.
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Your Action Assignment
Now that you know all of these easy places to find wooden toy plans, and most of them being for free, it’s time to get out into your shop and take action. Begin your search online, and see what you can come up with.
Remember, you’re going to have to dig deep in your search so don’t be afraid to go several pages beyond the first set of results. There are tons of amazing woodworking tutorials out there. You just need to put in the time to look for them.
If you have any questions about finding the best wooden toys plans you can find, please post a question and I’ll be happy to answer. Happy building.
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