Wooden Toy Car

Making a wooden toy car for kids is great fun, perhaps even more fun than the kids themselves would have playing with them. Better than buying a toy from a store, this is one that you have made yourself, perhaps even designed yourself.

Making animated toys is a challenge, but it does have it's rewards. 

Could there be anything more satisfying than watching the kids play with the wooden toys you have made?

Free toy car plans easy to make this delightful toy racing car using only hand tools and bits of wood from your scrap bin.

Print ready PDF full size patterns with step by step instructions with photos.

Price: Free

This free wooden toy car plan is inspired by the coupe from the 1930's, this roadster is fun to build.

Print ready PDF step by step instructions with photos are also available.

Price: Free

The Batmobile has similar construction method as the racing car.

The addition of rocket power makes this car hard to beat.

Price: Free

Although it may not be a car this wooden toy truck is another fun project.  

This example has been coloured with food colouring, but it also looks good untreated.

Price: Free

More Wooden Toy Car Plans

Auburn Boattail Speedster Model Car Downloadable Woodworking Plan PDF

We do not often say this, but this beautiful automobile, with its boat-shaped trunk and carefully contoured parts, is more of a challenge to build than you might imagine. But oh, the results are incredible.

From the editors of WOOD magazine.

Wood and Supplies needed:

  • 1 of 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 26 inch maple lumber*
  • 1 of 1-1/16 x 3-1/2 x 48 inch maple lumber*
  • 1 of 3/4 x 7-1/4 x 72 inch cherry lumber*
  • Buyers Guide provided to purchase spoked wheels.
  • *some parts will have to be made into thinner stock

Tools needed:

Table saw, scroll saw or band saw, drill press, clamps and other common workshop tools.

Price: $7.95


Plump-n-Tuff BIG Collection of Toys Woodworking Pattern Set.

21 separate toys included in this set of woodworking project plans. five vehicle types – planes, trains and automobiles, not to mention trucks, boats, a helicopter and even a tank.

A fun variety to suit everybody and rugged enough to endure the little hands that will play with them.

From WoodchuckCanuck.com, Inc.

Price: $23.95


Here is a fun wooden toy car Arts & Crafts project that does not need any tools. This kit includes a pre-cut car, four wheels, paints, brush, glue, stickers and easy directions.

Price: $4.99


Five different irresistibly cute cartoon cars. Easy construction from 3/4 inch thick scrap lumber. All patterns drawn FULL SIZE. Cars measure approximately 6-1/2 to 8-1/2 inches long.

Price:$14.99


Scrap Wood Cars Woodcraft Blueprints

With such a large variety of cars and trucks, kids will have a blast playing with these. The largest measures 3.5 inches tall and 12.25 inches long.

Price: $12.95

How to Make Animated Toys that that do all of these things: they walk, wiggle, waddle, wobble, whirl, swirl, stroll, stride, shimmy, shake, rattle and roll. How many more words can you think of? Probably more than you could shake a stick at.

Make wooden toy trains that excite the imagination of children and teach them hand-eye coordination with this special stacking wood toy train.

Make wooden toy trucks with one of the more popular books on making wooden toys. You do not have to have a great number of tools, and the projects are relatively easy for beginners. Surprise your family with these lovely projects from these easy to follow detailed plans. Even though these toys are not models it may take a fair amount of time, but the results are very satisfying.

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