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Project by DonW posted 07-26-2010 01:52 AM 2167 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Crayon Dogs are a simple toy project that make great presents for children. But I have also found that adults like them as well to have around when the grandkids come over. I originally made 13 of these. 3 were spoke for immediately by my mother-in-law for presents for her friends. 5 I painted for a local charity that provides holiday gifts for children in the hospital with cancer. 5 went unpainted to a project called the Christmas Toy Shop.

The Christmas Toy Shop is a really exciting charity where they combine the talents of local carfts people into great gifts for under-priviledged children. For example, I make the crayon dogs and take them unpainted to the toy shop. There is a painting club that takes the dogs fromt he toy shop and paints them into beautiful dogs. Finally the toy shop uses donations to add the crayons and coloring books. Our woodworking club also makes doll beds. The painting club paints flowers and pictures on the beds. A sewing club sews the bed linens, pillows etc. And finally a charity group provides the dolls. All of the presents made go to local children who would otherwise not have any presents for Christmas.

Don

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com





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patron

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#1 posted 07-26-2010 02:13 AM

nice work ,
and a great cause ,

thanks for a good idea for the kids .

bless you all !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-26-2010 02:15 AM

Great idea Don.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 07:37 AM

Neat, I’ll bet the kids love ‘em!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 09:46 AM

Hey very cool. I like them.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 10:17 AM

Very good idea.Funny project

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 10:59 AM

Good job Don. And a great thing the groups do for the kids. The second picture, with the clamps on there. Kinda looks like you could have setup for santa to have dogs pull the sleigh this year LOL..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 07-26-2010 01:39 PM

Looks great!
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 07-26-2010 03:32 PM

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#9 posted 07-26-2010 03:36 PM

Great idea!! I could use some of those for my 8 grand children.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 07-27-2010 01:18 AM

great project!!

-- helen

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#11 posted 07-27-2010 03:07 AM

Tim: That is actually why I snapped that picture! They looked like reindeer to me so I called my daughter out to see and she suggested I get the picture! Hey … maybe I should make some crayon reindeer! :)

Don

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com

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#12 posted 07-27-2010 07:13 AM

Don, Wow awesome job fantastic idea, Maybe you can come up with other designs like a porky pine, turkey with feathers, however those dogs look awesome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 07-27-2010 07:39 AM

Nice job Don. They kinda look like reindeer with the clamps on.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#14 posted 08-24-2010 04:40 PM

these are cool I couldn’t find the patterns on Steve’s site can you send them to me

dennisgoodhue@charter.net

Thanks

-- Dennis Goodhue

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