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Woodworking gifts for children? (girls)

by HickWillis
posted 08-31-2016 03:32 PM


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nightguy

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

Doll House.

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JayT

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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.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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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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jwmalone

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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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RegInBC

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

Doll cradles.

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HokieKen

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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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#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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joey502

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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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jwmalone

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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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Richard

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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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jwmalone

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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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BB1

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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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Richard

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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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DalyArcher

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#16 posted 08-31-2016 11:08 PM

I made an easel for my son on year, white board on one side chalkboard on the other.

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#17 posted 08-31-2016 11:35 PM

I gotcha Richard, Or I get it now.
DalyArcher has a good idea.

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

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Jim Finn

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#18 posted 09-01-2016 12:49 AM

When my children were little (1970) I made a table with a vertical divider atop the center with a chalk board on both sides. They had a blast with it and they mention it, still..

-- No PHD just a DD214

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Lazyman

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#19 posted 09-01-2016 01:22 AM

Doll beds or other doll furniture are always a good choice too. They don’t need to be too elaborate and you can use up some wood scraps while you are at it. My daughters got a hand-me-down doll highchair from their grandmother that was a big hit when they were that little. Many hours of pay time with that one.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#20 posted 09-01-2016 01:33 AM

My kids love mallets and pegs. But Giving kids a wooden mallet as a toy may have some side effects though.

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#21 posted 09-01-2016 01:45 AM

chalk/dry erase board to go with the art table. Add a cork section for map pins and pictures.

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#22 posted 09-01-2016 03:39 AM

The trouble with doll houses is they are available in kits that are scaled to accessories to furnish and dress the house.
So unless you build scale you will need to build furniture too!

I would go with an art center, easel, chalkboard, storage spaces for tools etc.!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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MaurerPower

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#23 posted 09-01-2016 03:52 AM

You should try making a rocking horse. I have a picture posted of a rocking horse that I made. It might be hit or miss with your 5 year old, but your 2 year old will love it. I got my plans for free from a site called wooden toy plans http://www.wooden-toy-plans.com/free_rocking_horse_plans.html . The plans are very detailed and free. The horse I made is based off of the Oscar horse, and I used the head and a couple other things from the pinto horse.

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Richard

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#24 posted 09-02-2016 08:32 PM

Lego tables are cool too if they are into that , the table can be used for other stuff as well as Legos.

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oldnovice

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#25 posted 09-03-2016 03:09 AM

You might also get ideas from visiting preschools, kindergardens, and/or pediatricians waiting rooms!
Just a thought.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Steve Peterson

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#26 posted 09-03-2016 05:50 AM

I made my kids a small workbench. The top surface is 20” by 48” by 1.5” made from 2×4s glued together. The back legs extend to hold a piece of pegboard. I added a $10 bench clamp from HF. They can pound away all they like and I don’t have to worry about it.

-- Steve

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#27 posted 09-03-2016 11:46 AM

I made my daughter a kitchen when she was 4, she turned 7 today and still uses it, wish I had made it when she was even younger.

I also make her a canoe paddle each year, but we live on a river so it’s used weekly in the summer.

Just remembered I made her a doll crib and doll stroller with scooter wheels.

-- @craftcollectif , http://www.craftcollective.ca, https://www.etsy.com/shop/craftcollective?

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