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I have about 8 140x7x2CM planks of pine from an old ikea futon. I would like to make something simple the kids in the local school can decorate for valentines day and give to their parents as gifts.
The only thing I can think of is a hart shaped tea light thing they can paint. I dont like the idea of candles as the wood could burn. I saw some simple car shapes but this is not very romantic!!
I have a small hobby router with a recently made router table adaptor for my old workmate. I have also got some simple power tools (drill, jigsaw, sander).
Anyone with other simple and safe ideas?
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Bodwin.........try a google search for woodworking plans for beginners, or maybe easy woodworking projects. Also, there's a craft auction site (kind of like ebay), that has a lot of "cute" stuff that would appeal to Moms. You might get some ideas there. It's https://www.etsy.com/

Type woodworking into the search box to narrow the results.

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You could go with your heart idea and use battery operated tea lights. You'd find them in craft stores.
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The Winfield catalogs have a lot of simple seasonal stuff in them. Warning: once you get on their mailing list you will get catalogs forever. lol
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No worries about the tealight... if you have a Dollar Store or Dollar Tree around, they have the battery operated tea lights that would go well in those.

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Hello,
I have about 8 140x7x2CM planks of pine from an old ikea futon. I would like to make something simple the kids in the local school can decorate for valentines day and give to their parents as gifts.
The only thing I can think of is a hart shaped tea light thing they can paint. I dont like the idea of candles as the wood could burn. I saw some simple car shapes but this is not very romantic!!
I have a small hobby router with a recently made router table adaptor for my old workmate. I have also got some simple power tools (drill, jigsaw, sander).
Anyone with other simple and safe ideas?
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Bodwin is in Belgium so I don't know what is available.

But, we use the battery operated t light style candles and they work just fine...and safe too.

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The Winfield catalogs have a lot of simple seasonal stuff in them. Warning: once you get on their mailing list you will get catalogs forever. lol
I'll be testing that. I had to go check out their site, and of course I found plans to order. My wife will have a new addition to one of her flower gardens.
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Thank you all for the replies, the electric tea light idea is great but as said I am not sure where to get them here. I would also prefer to use what I have available. The Idea I have in mind is some simple heart shapes cut out on the bandsaw and routed the edge. I would have them on a small dowel and a base. The kids an paint them or stick a picture on them. They should be quick and easy to make. I am also looking at pintrest but better ideas are coming from the instrucatbles site. I will stick with the simple heart shapes on a stick idea unless I find something better!
again thank you for the responses, it is appreciated.
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