I have a scroll saw and I basically never use it. I just cannot get used to it. Most of the time I use my band saw, especially if I know that I am going to paint the toy.
Here is an example of how I use my band saw instead of the scroll saw, bear in mind that the toy is going to be painted. I am currently busy building 60 self assemble toys for a shop.
This is a tug boat that I was building.
I must cut out the middle part for the hull.
I start by cutting it from the backside.
Then I slide it over my 1" belt sander and start to sand away the rough edges on the inside to make it smooth.
Once sliding it off my belt sander I glue a piece of wood the same thickness as my band saw blade in the opening.
Then I use my oscillating sander to sand away the protruding edge of the wood on the inside and to smooth the inside corners.
Then I use the Mouse sander to sand away the remaining protruding edges on the top, bottom and back.
Once the toy is painted nobody will see the piece of wood that you inserted.