|Project by grace123||posted 01-31-2012 07:30 AM||2108 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a triceratops. It is a really fun toy—the legs move as it rolls along on the wheels. The jaw open and shut and the large “collar” over the neck also moves up and down as the wheels turn. I made this toy using the plans produced by David Wakefield as detailed in his book, “Making Dinosaur Toys in Wood”.
The triceratops is made of redwood and Douglas fir. The body and legs are made from a redwood 6×2. The collar was made from a Douglas fir block.
To appreciate the movement of this toy, please take a look at the video I created with the assistance of two experts, my grandsons.
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I have made toys for children previously and I have been a bit discouraged because it seems kids like plastic better than wood. With this triceratops I think I have a winner. My grandsons enjoy playing with him, making him “growl”, rolling him on the floor. I enjoyed seeing them play with this toy. What more can you ask?