Mar 21 2016

Easter projects with CNC

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Easter projects with CNC

Holiday projects are fun and give you an opportunity to work with ideas that you would probably not think of otherwise. Regardless of what kind of CNC machine and what types of materials you have to work with there are dozens of different projects you can work on for the holidays(easter). Even though you are working within a specific theme the number of different projects you can come up with will be practically endless with a bit of creativity.

Easter projects with cnc machine

easter projects

Many hobbyists work with CNC routers so we will start with projects that can be made with those. One of the easiest things to do is to take a simple project and just make it Easter themed. If you are used to make signs you could make one that says “Happy Easter” with a picture of a bunny or a decorative egg carved into it. Alternatively you could only carve text into the sign but shape it so that it looks like a bunny, egg or some other Easter related object. Hobbyists who are more interested in 3D objects could create a small statue or figurine that is made to look like a rabbit. You could even combine these two projects by making a bunny who is holding a sign or who is wearing one around its neck like a necklace. Depending on the style you want the pieces to match you could make the bunnies realistic looking or give them a cartoonish motif to entertain children.

Easter egg projects

Easter egg projects

Kids love going on egg hunts and you could make some eggs of your own instead of buying the cheap plastic ones from the store. Making an egg from wood is easy on a router but other machines that are more suited to harder materials could use aluminum or another light metal. You can carve decorations into the eggs in lieu of dying them like real eggs or you could apply paint like you would traditionally do. With metal eggs paint may be better to use than carving techniques; you do not want the bright, shiny metal eggs to be too easy for the children to find. Aside from eggs themselves you could make egg baskets for the kids to put their collected eggs in.
Other toys and games for children can also be used to entertain children. These are other types of projects that should not be totally new to a lot of hobbyists; they will just be adjusted to match the theme of Easter. You could make a puzzle that features the Easter Bunny or toys that resemble eggs, peeps or other Easter themes. Even if you do not use a theme that is specifically Easter related you can still use a CNC machine to make goodies that can be used on Easter. Making more generic items for children is fine because they can still be used as gifts or egg hunt prizes. This can be a good thing to do if you want to make items yourself but do not have time to design and program any projects that are more Easter themed.
Many of the ideas expressed in this article can be applied to other holidays as well. On Halloween you could make a sign shaped like a bat and around Christmas you can create puzzles that are shaped like pine trees or snowmen. If you are going to put up decorations for the holidays why not make decorations that represent your favorite parts of those holidays. Hobbyists who always liked egg hunts can capitalize on egg decorations while fans of the Easter