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Forum topic by HickWillis posted 08-31-2016 03:32 PM 567 views 1 time favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HickWillis

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08-31-2016 03:32 PM

Last year, for Xmas, I made my 2 nieces (2 & 5) an art table. It has a large surface with a paper roll and storage for supplies. They loved it and is probably the only gift they received last Xmas they still use.

I want to do something similar this year, but have no idea what to make. Have any of you made some sort of woodworking gifts for children, specifically girls? If so…any ideas?

-- -Will


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#1 posted 08-31-2016 03:35 PM

Doll House.

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#2 posted 08-31-2016 03:37 PM

I have a 3 year old niece and 6 year old granddaughter that will be getting “jewelry boxes”. They are going to be pretty basic and appropriate for their ages, but will give them a place to keep their play jewelry. A few years down the line, they’ll be upgraded to real jewelry boxes.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#3 posted 08-31-2016 03:39 PM

You’re on your own on this one. What are they interested in. My granddaughter (3 yr) wanted an airplane for her my little ponies. I made her a C-130 (from wood magazine). They now go for rides and live in it. I made her a kitchen when she was 2. It gets used almost daily. Not always as a kitchen it has lots of doors etc. for storing and hiding stuff. They will find a use for almost anything you make.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 03:42 PM

Doll houses are always a must have for girls, but my cousin made his girls jewelry boxes as JayT mentioned, he even filled them with costume jewelry. Big success they loved them especially at that age. Just make them kinda large and tuff.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#5 posted 08-31-2016 05:02 PM

Doll cradles.

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#6 posted 08-31-2016 06:03 PM

Chairs to go with the table?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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HickWillis

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#7 posted 08-31-2016 07:23 PM

Good stuff! I could probably do a jewelry box for the older one and a doll house for the younger one!

-- -Will

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Redoak49

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#8 posted 08-31-2016 07:36 PM

Puzzles…I have made my grand kids a bunch of puzzles using a scroll saw. Some of the best are by Judy Peterson. They love the puzzles and are good for them both mental and physically.

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HickWillis

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#9 posted 08-31-2016 08:39 PM

Good idea redoak!

-- -Will

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#10 posted 08-31-2016 08:54 PM

If they are into the american girl (18”) dolls you could build them a 6’ tall doll house. I made one for my younger daughter a couple years ago. The rooms 24” tall x 36” square, 3 stories tall.

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#11 posted 08-31-2016 09:10 PM

I keep checking back because ill need this info in a few years. So, baseball bats for the boys, think about it!

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#12 posted 08-31-2016 10:26 PM



I keep checking back because ill need this info in a few years. So, baseball bats for the boys, think about it!

- jwmalone


Yes but you have to make the Bats Regulation Size and Weight or they won’t allow them in Little League play.

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#13 posted 08-31-2016 10:39 PM

Richard the bats are not intended for little league play, They are for the boys in 10 years or so. it was a bad joke.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#14 posted 08-31-2016 10:50 PM

Dollhouse…I did this one for my grand niece and she likes it http:// lumberjocks.com/projects/244522

I like your prior gift of an art/project table.

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#15 posted 08-31-2016 10:57 PM



Richard the bats are not intended for little league play, They are for the boys in 10 years or so. it was a bad joke.

- jwmalone


My comment was really just a Joke as well. Should have added the :) to it.

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