Dino Push Toy

Each year we release a selection of festive free projects to give you access to some CNC gift and decoration ideas ready for Christmas.

After what has been an incredibly difficult two years for many households, we would like to extend the sentiment of our usual festive projects to those in need of some extra kindness this Christmas. With that in mind, the Vectric elves have been busy in the workshop and we have launched the Vectric Christmas Toy Shop.

This year we have created six free project files, all of which are all compatible with our free trial software meaning they can be machined by anyone with a CNC machine around the world. All of the projects will be gender-neutral toys aimed at a variety of ages.

Join us to spread some kindness this Christmas and gift a unique toy you've made to someone who needs it most. Tag us on our social channels, use the #kindnessthischristmas or post your project on the Vectric forum so we can see how yours turned out.

Stay safe & Merry Christmas

From Beki, Todd, and Everyone at Vectric

The best thing about being a kid was playtime. I wanted to create a  toy that would be interactive and perhaps encourage kids to talk about the wonderful creature that was the Dinosaur all in one playtime. So I created the Dino Push Toy, consisting of cut-out Dinosaurs on wheels!

The project itself consists of two-sided machining (to vcarve the happy faces on each side of the Dinosaur), there is a moulding toolpath that runs along the entire profile of the Dinosaur’s and their wheels to ensure there are no sharp corners and the wheels are glued to the doweling which is fed through the Dinosaur’s legs acting as an axel to get the Dinosaur’s speeding along!

I hope this project inspires you to share some #kindnessthischristmas and gift these Dino Push Toys to a little one near you!  

Merry Christmas & Happy Making!  


Which Vectric software do I need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 11+ of the software

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