Make a toy for your baby
If you want to make wooden stackable toys with your own hands as high quality as possible, take well-dried wood. Wood is an environmentally friendly material, completely harmless, and items from it are obtained strong and attractive. Material for wooden stacking toys can be prepared in advance, but it is much easier to buy it in construction supermarkets, where there are special departments for sale of nonconvertible stock. Cheap trimmings, substandard wood and plywood are perfect for making wooden toys with your own hands.
Since most of the details of such products are small in size, you will need to be extremely careful when working with the material. The thinner and smaller the wooden part, the easier it is to split. Final finish of the toy can be made in color, preserving natural texture and color of the wood, in technique of burning. Remember that varnishes and paints for surface decoration should not contain volatile compounds and heavy metals.
It is better to perform furniture (upholstery) nails while fixing rotating wheels. Their installation, using metal studs (axes), such as bicycle spokes will be much more reliable. It is even better to use special threaded studs, which allows you to fix the wheels with nuts and will not let them fall off. Decide on the way to connect the parts - preferably glue in combination with wooden studs. Presence of small parts in the toy significantly increases its value for the child. For example, you can make a license plate for a car, glue wings over the wheels, and so on. Remember, that toy should be safe for a baby. To the greatest extent it depends on the properties of the material and quality of its processing. However, if you do not want to waste your time or you are not a handyman, you can just buy such toysin every toyshop, they are quite cheap.
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