Unique, downloadable plans for wooden playthings

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Playful Plans is an extension of Kevin McGuire's thirty-five-year career as a woodworker and twenty years authoring woodworking project titles.

What people are saying about Playful Plans:
"Kevin is a creative, out of the box (literally!) 'play time engineer' who has come up with a recipe for combining whimsey, exquisite design, safety and FUN for kids of ALL ages!" - Cindy Wheeler

Here you'll find unique, downloadable plans for vintage-inspired wooden playthings. Every plan includes detailed step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photos of the finished project. Articles on design and techniques are offered at no cost. Our lively blog features the history and cultural context of wooden playthings past and present with guest commentators.

Kevin's books have been recognized by reviewers, educators and craftsmen and are currently included in over one thousand library collections in the United States and in many international collections from Iceland to South Africa to Australia.

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

— Mark Twain

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