Shapes box children's toy

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Project by brian4star posted 158 days ago 637 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a toy for my granddaughter’s first birthday, one she could have fun with now and into the future. So I chose this Shapes Box.

This shapes toy has 20 different shapes with corresponding holes in all 4 sides and top of the box. Made it out of poplar for ease of cutting and should last a long time. Stained the pieces dark and the box light for contrast. First extended time on the scroll saw.

She had as much fun with this simple toy as she did with all the toys with music and lights and such. Almost as much fun to make as it was to watch her play with it. Ended up with other toys she could fit through the holes in there as well.

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#1 posted 158 days ago

Oh I really like this…and I think our 1 yr old Granddaughter just might like it as well. Is this your design? What size did you make?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 158 days ago

what a great idea and the work you did is exceptional!!
This has definately been put on my list of projects. I will have to make several more than one for grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Something like this should also sell very well at craft shows.

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#3 posted 158 days ago

This box was based on some free plans from under free projects, then kids toys. I had to redraw the plans to suit my size and make a few other changes. It is about 10 1/2” square. Next one I make I will maybe make the pieces thicker, she found out she can get some pieces in the large round hole. But she can grow into actually matching all the shapes while having fun with it now. Her dad was playing with it as much as she did, trying to get all the side pieces balancing in the cutouts.

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#4 posted 158 days ago

Very creative and nice work Brian !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 158 days ago

Very nice!

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#6 posted 158 days ago

The gift of a good time! I bet you had a blast making this knowing how it would be received. I like the construction shown in the birds-eye-view picture. Great job!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 153 days ago

That’s one fun and educational toy. She loves it she gets lots of creative learning with it. Great job!

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