|Project by TheWoodfather||posted 01-29-2015 01:37 PM||1418 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
One toy that every kid I’ve ever met loves playing with is a rocking horse. It’s easy to see why; they get to ride and rock on it, it’s brightly painted, and it’s an animal they can pretend play with, great for imaginative play.
I’ve made a few of these now, mainly for friends children. This first one went to a good friend of mine who just had her first child. I started making it when she was around 5 months pregnant…I finally gave it to her the same day that her child turned 6 months old…oops.
Though to be fair, I made this one through a period where I had only an hour a week in the shop. Generally this style takes me 2-3 days to put together now.
The second one was made for a special little 3yo girl I found out about through facebook. She has very severe autism and finds it extremely hard to communicate. By chance her family lives close to me, only a 15 minutes drive. Her parents were setting up a Sensory room for her so I offered to make a Rocking toy for the room. She was too shy to look at me when I took it over for her, but since then I’ve heard she loves to play on it as well, it looks like she likes it in the photos at least. :-)
I don’t have many photos of this build as I filmed it instead.
This design is not my own, it’s from toymakingplans.com, I highly recommend their plans.
Though I think the next one I build will be more of my own style, I’ve made a few of these so it’s time to move on to something a little different.
There’s alittle more on my blog at www.thewoodfather.com
Thanks for looking,
-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!