Riding Machines (for kids)
by Christy Canida
Are there kids in your life who deserve better than those expensive, battery-powered, disposable plastic toys you find at the mall? Be a good parent, relative, or friend and make them something better.
Riding Machines For Kids is aimed at beginners. These are solid, basic projects such as rocking horses, wagons, and dump trucks with clear, easy descriptions and gridded plans. There's a nice Tips and Techniques section describing the different types of wood and joints, and a refreshing emphasis on longevity and reuse: "A fresh coat of paint every generation or so and this riding toy will keep right on rolling along."
So go on: build any of these toys for a child you know, and prevent a pile of cheap toys from becoming landfill.
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