Toys for children's hospital

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Project by Jim Finn posted 08-12-2016 01:41 PM 881 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our woodworkers club makes over 5200 toys each year that we donate to two local children’s hospitals and to the Ronald McDonald house and The Salvation Army. Mostly cars and trucks and some animal figures. Mostly for toddlers. I thought to make some for older kids that could use it in their hospital bed. This is an unfinished box made of 1/4” plywood and ripped 2×4s. Masonite or paneling will also work. I made it 7” x 10 1/2” O.D. to fit one half of a standard sheet of printer paper on which I printed suitable images to be colored by the kids. Included is a box of crayons that I purchased at Walmart for 25 cents for a box of 24 colors. ( I bought one hundred of them) I have made 30 boxes so far and in each, along with the crayons, I put sixteen 1/2 sheets to color. Printed them on both sides using my laser printer giving them 32 various images to color. The child will be able to color the pages with hinged lid closed and use the box as a small tablet on their lap.
Total cost of materials is $1.17 for wood, hinges, paper and crayons. Fun to make.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 02:13 PM

Nice box and great projects for kids. God will surely bless you for that!!

Cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 08-12-2016 02:26 PM

this is a wonderful good idea ….......... GREAT JOB


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#3 posted 08-12-2016 02:43 PM

awesome idea, good job!

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#4 posted 08-12-2016 05:17 PM

Great project and wonderful cause

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#5 posted 08-12-2016 05:23 PM

Wonderful idea for a great cause! Super job. I wish there was a wood workers club around where I live that I could join. This is something I would like to do.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 08-12-2016 05:33 PM

These boxes make nice projects and they will be for a worthy cause. Nice work and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-12-2016 07:25 PM

Extra ordinary project and for a very fine reason too!

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#8 posted 08-13-2016 02:53 AM

Nice job!

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