My grandsons are at the stage where they really enjoy push toys like cars and trains. They just find so many ways to play. Actually, I can remember doing the same thing as a child.
While searching through the list of projects from Teds Woodworking, I found plans for two fun toys which are similar to the cars, but very unique. They are old-fashioned push-along toys. The feet consist of a wheel that has been cut and assembled to show only two feet at a time. The layered assembly allows for creative freedom in your choice of wood for the project.
Once the kids or grandchildren are older, they will probably be ready for adventure. One way to give them a thrill is to build a fort playhouse. Teds woodworking has a great plan for a two story fort. This one is 120” high to the bottom of the roof line. It provides a fun area on the bottom floor for chairs, bench or just imagination. Of course, it has an abundance of shade and protection. A ladder provides a path to the top floor that enables the child to view the surrounding territory from above. A balcony provides a great area for more exciting adventures.
With its peaked, shingled roof, it does provide protection from the sun and rain. Yet, it is designed for safety with correctly sized railings. Can you just imagine the ways in which your children or grandchildren will be using this fort?
Be aware that it will become the envy of the neighborhood, so be prepared for your yard becoming the yard of choice. That means that your children will be under your watchful eye. As far as kids woodworking projects are concerned, this one is certainly in the top five for me. I believe you will enjoy working on it as much as the kids will enjoy using it.
One more idea for you for the kids. After a fun day on the fort, they are bound to be tuckered out. I mean really tired. So get them to jump in their bunk beds that you made for them. This one combines a play area under the bed, so you can utilize the space more efficiently. There a storage shelves attached too, so you can place great books or their favorite toys nearby.
Just between you and me, I believe I had a cowboy hat like that one resting on the top of the ladder.
I hope you enjoyed this sampling of kids woodworking projects and you can find many more at Teds Woodworking.
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