Mini Monster Trucks for Grandsons at Christmas

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Project by grace123 posted 238 days ago 718 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pair of monster trucks I made for two of my grandsons, one age 3 and the other age 2.

The first picture shows one of the trucks before painting.

The remaining pictures show the trucks with their paint jobs.

These are made from the excellent plan created by Les Neufeld in his book, “Tremendous Toy Trucks”. My only modification from Les’ plan was to scale the size down by about 50%.

Sometimes I make toys and they really bomb with the kiddos. So I made the first truck and I asked Nathan, my 3-year-old grandson, if his cousin, Michael, would like it. Nathan drove it across the carpet and noted how fast it drove, and assured me that Michael WOULD NOT like the monster, but that he, Nathan would.

Sure that the truck would be a bit hit, I returned to the shop and made a second truck. Tomorrow is Christmas Day. I hope the boys like them as much I enjoyed making them.

Merry Christmas to all.

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#1 posted 237 days ago

Gonna see some smiles on the kids faces in the morning… that’s what I love about Christmas…all the people that will open a gift of something one or allot of us have made with our own hands..

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 237 days ago

Lots of fun there Grandpa.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 237 days ago

Way to go Grandpa, for sure 2 little boys will be happy this morning:-)

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

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#4 posted 237 days ago

Thats awesome

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#5 posted 237 days ago

These look great. You make the elves jealous with your toy making abilities!

-- Kurtis, North Dakota,

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#6 posted 236 days ago

Fantastic! They’ll have a ball with these.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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