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nate22

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604 days ago

I am making some cars and trucks for kids to sell to them. I was wondering if I should add anything to them. Like add decals or anything to them. I thought of painting them but I probably won’t. What would you guys do any ideas would be helpful.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.


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#1 posted 604 days ago

Why do you upload the cars and trucks pictures. This can give you a better advice

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#2 posted 604 days ago

I think little kids just like wooden toy trucks and cars just for the shape and that they roll. I’d leave them plain and not even finish them. They have all kinds of rules and tests required if you finish toys and sell them so you have to be careful in that aspect of selling toys.
..................Jim

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#3 posted 603 days ago

Here is a picture of one of the toy trucks that I make to sell is there anything I should do to them.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.

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#4 posted 603 days ago

Like Jim says too many rules covering finishes on toys leave them plain, but add a note with them that finishing them can be a fun family project. That is the easyist way around the finish issue, it saves you time and the kids and parents can have fun customizing their new toys whether it’s with various kinds of paint, markers, or crayons. Also MAKE CERTAIN NO SMALL PARTS CAN BE REMOVED OR COME LOOSE AND SWOLLOWED.
MIKE

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#5 posted 602 days ago

I have made a lot of toys for toddlers like that . I do not use painted wheels. I round over all the edges with a router. I use axle pegs instead of a moving axle. There is more glue area this way to keep the wheels on. I drill a hole 1/2” -1/4” deep for windows (safer), never completely through. I find that adults prefer small toys (one inch wheel size) and the kids like larger toys (1 1/2” wheel size). I offered both. If the grand parents are there without the kids they buy the smaller toys. If the kids are at the point of sale they will scream for the bigger toys.

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