Wooden Baby Stackables
Mae is 10 months!!! Where has the time gone! As she has gotten older her interest in her “possessions” as Gabe and I call them, has grown and grown. She loves her toys and I love my wood so I am always on the look out for fun wooden toys rather than the new plastic ones you see everywhere. So when I came across this tutorial for baby wooden stackables from Bamboo Magazine I had to try it out! I did make mine slightly different so my tutorial is available below.
The toy is really easy to make and only takes a day to make! I have quite the collection of scrap wood so lucky me the cost of the project was nothing. If you do not have scrap wood the cost would only be around $10
► 6 in. x 1 in. x 6 ft. Solid Wood Board (I used Pine scrap wood)
► Wooden Dowel 3/4 in.
► Six Different Colored Paints or Stains ( I used non toxic water based Acrylic Paints)
► Non Toxic Finish
► Loose Sand Paper
► Table Saw / Jig Saw / Miter Saw
► Drill – 3/4 in. & 7/8 in. drill bits
► Hand Sander
►Foam Paint Brushes
► Safety Glassed & Mask
1. Take the Pine wood and cut it into 7 Squares 6.5 in. – 6 in. – 5.5 in. – 5 in. – 4.5 in. – 4 in. – 3.5 in.
2. Go through and sand all the boxes with a 100 grit sand paper
3. Take each of the squares and measure where the center is and mark it with and x
4. Take the squares and using the 7/8 in. bit drill holes all the way through each of the squares except the 6.5 in. one. On the 6.5 use the 3/4 in. bit and only drill 1/2 to 3/4’s of the way the way through so that there is still some wood one the bottom
5. Cut the wooden dowel at 7 in.
6. Go through and sand everything smooth, using the 150 to 220 grit paper (Roll the sandpaper to get into each hole)
7. Take everything inside and paint each square but not the dowel (If you are wonder about child safe paints I looked around online and used this website. I personally choose Acrylic water based paint but you can use whatever paint you are most comfortable with)
8. Once dry take the 6.5 in. Square, the dowel and wood glue. Glue the dowel into the hole you partial drilled in the wood. Allow to dry over night