How to Build a Toy Chest
How to make handy storage for games and gizmos, with instructions for parents and kids
Age Range: 7 and up
Open up a toy chest and a child's imagination takes flight, especially if the chest itself is part of the fun. This toy chest looks like a barn, designed to make even a city dweller feel a little bit country. A bonus: With wheels on the bottom and special toy box lid supports, it's easier than ever for kids to round up their toys when playtime is over.
You can make this chest in an afternoon with tools on hand and materials available at the home center. Kids can handle most of the work that includes measuring, nailing, sanding, and painting, while adults should do the sawing and clamping. Once the toy chest is put together, kids will be scrambling to fill it with their prized possessions.