Jumping Jack Toy – Wooden Toy Plans

A Toy Jumping-Jack is always amusing, and Fig. 110 shows a simply constructed home-made model. You will see by Fig. 113 how the figure is made. The peaked  hat is half a spool tapered down from the end to the center; and the head is the center from a darning-cotton spool, shaped down at one end for a neck, and with eyes, nose, and mouth cut in on one side.

Jumping Jack Toy - Wooden Toy Plans

Fig. 110.—Pull the string and Jack jumps comically.

Figure 113 shows the diagrams for the front and back of the body, the arms, and the legs.
These are cut out of cigar-box wood.
Cut the neck stick A long enough to run through the head and hat, with a square block on the end to fit between the body pieces.
The blocks B should be of the same thickness as block A.
Bore the pivotal holes through the arms and legs in the positions shown, using a small gimlet or red-hot nail with which to do the boring, and tie a piece of heavy linen thread through each as shown.
The arms and legs are pivoted on brads driven through the front of the body into the back.
Details of Body of the Jumping-Jack shown in Fig. 110.
Fig. 113.—Details of Body of the Jumping-Jack shown in Fig. 110.

When the body has been fastened together, bring the ends of the threads together, and tie to a small ring; also knot the threads close to the body to keep them together.
In painting Jack, you might provide him with a red coat, blue trousers and a blue hat, white stockings, and black shoes.

HOME-MADE TOYS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS BOOKS BY A. NEELY HALL LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO., BOSTON, Published, August, 1915