Ready, Set, Go! Scooter 18" Doll Crafting Pattern

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Wooden Crate Scooters were popular with children in the 1930s and 1940s. They can be built from readily available craft wood and plastic wheel sets. With a few crafting tools, your 18" doll can join in the fun with this classic toy. 

Recommended Fabrics: wood crafting tools

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 each: 6 inch wide by 1/2 inch thick by 12 inches long basswood piece
  • 1 each: 4 inch wide by 1/8 inch thick by 24 inches long basswood piece 
  • 1 each: 3 inch wide by 1/8 inch thick by 24 inches long basswood piece
  • 2 each: 1/4 inch square by 24 inches long basswood piece
  • 1 each: 3/8 inch square by 24 inches long basswood piece
  • 4 each: 1 inch diameter plastic wheels (a set of 4 such wheels is available for a popular youth wooden car derby and can be found at most hobby outlets)
  • Utility knife with a razor blade
  • Razor Saw
  • Hammer
  • Metal Square
  • Masking tape
  • Tape measure and/or metal ruler
  • Sharp pencil
  • 120 grit sand paper
  • A hard and safe cutting surface
  • Wood glue (clear drying)
  • Paper towels


Skill Level:  Intermediate 

What You Get: One 12 page crafting pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF crafting pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. This pattern includes a 2 page Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! 

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Julie P.

Old Time Scooter

My husband has made two of these for my (many) dolls. Once he made the first one, the next one was even easier. Love it! Thank you for the instructions that were easy to follow.


This pattern helped me surprise myself!!

I want to start by letting everyone know I am a 68 year old grandma with a bad wrist. I bought this pattern thinking I would get hubby to do it, but that didn’t work out. So, I decided to look at the pattern, thinking if I purchased the supples he might become more motivated. As I read the directions, I started to think maybe I could do it. I bought the hand cutting tools and started work when he was out of town for a few days. The more I worked on it, the more confident I became. I cheated a little and used hubbys’s cordless sliding miter saw on the 1/2” thick pieces, but I cut everything else by hand. I did need his help nailing the wheels on, but everything else I did all by myself. Thanks so much for a simple, easy to make pattern that gives good quick results!! I loved it. What a great pattern!

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DeVonna I.
United States

SCOOTER: A Fun DIY Project

This is a nicely done DIY project pattern for the experienced woodworking crafter. For me, it was more challenging than I had expected due to my inexperience with the various tools required. Still, a fun project and would be a great project with older kids who could help on sanding and gluing, etc. Just factor in the cost of the tools if you don't already have them.