Toy Grill DIY
A few weeks back my incredibly talented friend Diane came by so we could try a little DIY she found on Pinterest for a toy grill for her daughters birthday. I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make, and the results were so cute I just had to share it
This is such a great way to keep your kiddos entertained now that the warms days have finally arrived. While you light up your toy for a BBQ, they could play pretend on theirs!
- Large plastic bowl (12” diameter)
- One 1” x 48” dowel
- Three ¼” x 48” dowels
- One ¾” x ¾” x 36” Wood Strip
- Three #6 1” Wood Screws
- Three washers 1” diameter with 1/8” hole
- Wood Glue
- Sand Paper
- Gray acrylic paint for grill legs
- 1/16” drill bit
- Screw driver
- Hand saw with miter box
Step 1: Cut the 1” dowel into 3 pieces that are 14” in length each. Cut one end of each piece at a 22.5 degree angle. (These 3 pieces will be the legs of the grill) Paint the legs using the gray acrylic paint.
Step 2: Using your 1/16” drill bit, drill a pilot hole on the angled side only of each of the legs you just cut
Step 3: Using the equilateral triangle provided, Mark the 3 points on the bottom of your plastic bowl. Then drill a hole through each point with the 1/16” drill bit.
Step 4: Screw the legs to the bowl making sure the washers are placed inside the bowl
Step 5: Now cut the ¼” dowels into eleven pieces in the following lengths: Two 6” pieces, Two 9” pieces, Two 10.75“ pieces, Two 11.75” pieces, Two 12.25” pieces, One 12.5” piece
**Once all eleven pieces are cut, Sand the ends of each one and mark the center of each piece with a pencil, and then again 1.5” away from the center
Step 6: Cut the ¾” x ¾” wood into two pieces that are 11” long. Sand the ends. Mark the center and then make marks that are 1” apart along the two pieces. You should have 11 marks on each of the pieces.
Creating the Grill Grate
Step 7: Now for the fun part—-Lay the two 11” pieces that you just cut down on a flat surface with a 3” space between them. Glue all eleven dowels in various sizes down starting from the shortest (outside) to longest (inside) Let this dry completely. Paint the grate if you’d like or you can leave it unfinished as we did here.
Aaaand you’re done!
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