A Piece of Toast! Scroll Saw Pattern for Play Food

Pretend play is great for the imagination of both kids and parents.  If you would like to join in on the creativity of play food feel free to download our template to cut a piece of toast from a piece of scrap lumber.

Template to Cut a piece of Bread/Toast from Scrap Wood

Template to Cut a piece of Bread/Toast from Scrap Wood

Print out the pattern (feel free to scale it to the size you believe best) and attach it to your piece of scrap wood.  There are many ways that you can attach it to the wood such as with double face tape, spray adhesive, carbon paper or iron on transfer paper.

Below is the piece of toast I cut using the scroll saw pattern.

Toy Bread cut from scroll saw pattern

Toy Bread cut from scroll saw pattern

Building Blocks Pattern / Template

November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Scroll-saw, Toys and Games, Woodworking

I made a quick pattern for some buiding blocks in response to a request on the Free 4 All Scrollsaw Patterns forums.  I added some basic dimensions but don’t be afraid to scale the sizes larger.

Click here or on the image below to view and download the full size pdf file.

The Stove is Finished!!!!!

January 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Toys, Woodworking

Completed Stove

The stove that I posted a hand drawing of in the Putting Ideas on Paper posting is finally finished. And my daughter loves it! I took a lot of pictures while building it and I will post just exactly how I built the stove during future postings. I just had to put up a picture of the completed project because I am so excited about how great it turned out!!!

The Stockings Were Hung… Build a Simple Wall Hanging for your Christmas Stockings

December 9, 2007 by  
Filed under Christmas, Crafts, Woodworking

Stockings On the Wall

Everybody knows that the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but what if you don’t have a chimney? No chimney, no problem! A beautiful way to display your family’s stockings is with a “The stockings were hung…” wall plaque and justbuildstuff.com is going to tell you how to make one.

We used the following materials for this project:

  • Board
  • Can of red spray paint
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • White paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • Router
  • Roman Ogee Router bit
  • Hanging Brackets

To start, cut a piece of scrap softwood lumber (pine or fir – most construction lumber is softwood) to 29″ by 5 1/2″ by 3/4″, router the edges with an Roman Ogee router bit and spray paint it red.

To give it a more aged look, rub the edges with some used 120-grit sandpaper saved from previous projects. Also lightly rub the face of the board to take away some of the shine and make it match the edges. See the photos below to see how the board looks at this point.

Sand board edge

To create the letters we found a font we liked and printed the phrase in the appropriate size. Keeping in mind where the hooks would eventually be placed, we taped the phrase to the board as shown in the photo below. With the lettering taped to the board, we traced an outline into the board using a dull pencil. Because we used softwood lumber for the project, it indented easily to make an impression of the letters into the board.

Stocking Letters

Then, with a thin paintbrush and the white paint, we painted the phrase in using the indented letters as a guide.

Paint Letters

After the paint dried, it was time to add the hooks for the stockings. We used single hooks screwed in at even spacing.

The final step was to add a hanging bracket to the back, place it on the wall and hang the stockings.

.Final Stocking

Now the only thing left is to wait for Santa to come and fill the stockings with Christmas goodies!

Paint The Wood Truck!

October 19, 2007 by  
Filed under Toys, Woodworking

Painted Truck

To add a little flair to the toy truck from the previous posting, we are going to paint it and add a couple of highlight pieces made from a few other scraps lying around the shop.

To paint the truck I used the inexpensive tubes of acrylic paint that can be found at most craft stores.

I painted the body of the truck a crimson red. In order to paint all sides and let them dry at once I left screws in the holes for the front wheels and hung it from my worktable as seen in the photo below.

Paint Dry

I painted the wheels black and to let them dry I set them on top of four screws that I ran into a scrap piece of plywood.


I decided that to flair the project up a little that I would add a bumper made from piece of scrap wood that was just lying on the floor of my shop. I painted the bumper grey. I also had a ½” dowel that I cut two small pieces from and these pieces are the headlights. I painted the headlights white.


After all of the parts were dry, I assembled them into the final truck. I screwed the wheels back on and used brad nails and glue to attach the bumper and glue to attach the headlights.

It was a fun and inexpensive toy project to build and there are many more customizations and improvements that can be made to the truck to make it even better. Thanks for reading www.justbuildstuff.com.

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