Christmas Imagination

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Project by hunter71 posted 11-29-2013 11:56 AM 1779 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started a series of what I like to refer as Imagination Toys I cut them out Drill the necessary holes and lightly sand them, then into a bag they go along with the plugs for Headlights and tail lights, wheels and axles.
Then the child’s imagination takes the creation from there. My granddaughter has painted one already. I also offer a companion bag with either a tear drop camper or a haul wagon. The tear drop truck has optional fenders. This project will evolve some more I feel. Feel free to copy them. Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 12:03 PM

Great job. We need more things to get kids to use their imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 12:06 PM

Hello Doug,

You will get another smile with this toys.


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#3 posted 11-29-2013 01:57 PM

Great Idea for the kids. Always interesting what kids do with these kind of toys. Sometimes they fool ya and come up with something ya never though of.

I built a set of similar simpler toys using a 2×4 on edge and 3/4 dowel for wheels. The kids loved them. Bout time to do it again.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 02:34 PM

These are all nice clean toys and should appeal to most of the little ones. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 02:57 PM

Great Idea Doug, my son and I have several different small simple wooden cars and trucks we offer as kits so the kids can put them together and paint or decorate them themselves.

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#6 posted 11-29-2013 03:22 PM

very nice idea Doug.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#7 posted 11-29-2013 03:23 PM

Cool and simple toys.

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#8 posted 11-29-2013 03:44 PM

Real nice idea, sure is great that the kids get to finish them using their imagination:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#9 posted 11-29-2013 04:58 PM

Doug, These are a great idea. I have thought about doing something similiar for a bit. Thank you for posting. A great way to get kids working hands on with wood and bonding with a parent of grandparent.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 11-29-2013 05:35 PM

Very neat!

I really like the trailers idea!

I have made sort of those kinds of toys off and on for a few years now! There are some similar on my web-site

I would like to ask how you hook the trailers?
I have not been pleased with my methods and am looking for a better way!


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#11 posted 11-29-2013 05:37 PM

Super toys well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 11-29-2013 08:37 PM

I just use cup hooks on the truck and eyes on the trailers. Little hands work them just fine.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 11-29-2013 09:14 PM

Great job as usual…

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#14 posted 11-30-2013 12:17 AM

I just made 6 similar cars today, same but different to give out to needy kids….! I like your idea of putting them in bags and letting the kids finish the project. They will get more satisfaction out of them that way. I’m trying to come up with a design that is quick and easy to cut out and still kid friendly…there are some good ideas here on LJ that I will have to “borrow”... THANKS


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#15 posted 11-30-2013 05:18 AM

Great toy, look great love the tear drop trailer

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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