With the free project that you can download on this page you can make a Multi functional activity cube toy. This multi functional toy features 6 toys in 1.

Multifunctional activity cube toy plan
Project type
Make
Project difficulty
Medium
Skill level
for DIY enthusiasts
for intermediate experienced woodworker
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby - Hand tools and power tools
Applied woodworking joints
Fasteners
Dowels
Round mortise and tenon joint
Dado joint
Dimensions

Size of the completed Multifunctional Activity Cube Toy ('ready for play' position) according to our plan are as follows: Height 371mm (14 19/32''), Width 216mm (8 1/2'') and Length 216mm (8 1/2'').

 

  •  Beads Maze Toy

This beads maze toy consists of 3 wire lines along which different geometric figures (i.e. beads) can be moved. Since the wires are twisted and looped, it will help your child with eye-hand coordination ability, dexterity and control in 3D space.

  • Blackboard

When the cube is closed so that the beads maze toy is inside it, a blackboard (chalkboard) will appear at the top of the cube on which children can draw with chalk or learn to write.

  • Shape-Matching Puzzle Toy

The shape-matching puzzle toy is a perfect brain teaser consisting of a board with cut holes of different shapes and shape-matching blocks. The kids learn to fit each block into the corresponding shape/hole. This is a high quality toy because it stimulates the child's mind and helps to develop dexterity, matching skills and concentration.

  • Abacus Toy

Using the abacus (also called a counting frame) helps children learn counting and numbers, as well as acquire maths skills.

  • Learn Numbers Toy

This number learning toy consists of 9 blocks which can be rotated. On one side of every block you need to draw a number between 1 and 9, and on the other side you need to drill the corresponding number of holes (or draw the corresponding number of stars, toy cars etc..). In this way the kids will learn what numerals 1-9 look like and expand their number awareness by learning to count.

  • Sliding Maze Toy

The sliding maze is a shape-matching toy and consists of tracks along which the kids can slide blocks of different shapes. In this way your child will do eye-hand coordination exercises and thus develop their fine motor skills.  


 

Exploded view and parts list
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Parts list
Assembly drawing
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Assembly drawing
Part drawings
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Vertical frame parts
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Horizontal frame parts
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Part drawings
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Sliding parts
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Maze parts
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Matching toy parts
Multifunctional activity cube toy - Numbers toy parts

 

All toy parts are made of wood, except for the aforementioned metal wires (beads maze toy), inserts and wood screws with which the parts are connected to form the cube frame. You do not need any extensive woodworking skills to make this Multifunctional Toy, and you can use tools that exist in almost every house. The size of the different  parts may be taken easily from the drawing. The general arrangement of the parts is shown in the assembly drawings (assembly views and exploded view).

To add some visual weight, paint the parts with safe non-toxic colors and don't forget that children are attracted to bright and vibrant colors.

The cube toy is very easy to disassemble and store away in a box. In the next picture you can see the toy in both 'ready for play' and 'stored away' positions.

 

Multifunctional activity cube toy - Play positions
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