HOMEMADE TOYS

DIY xylophone

The xylophone is an instrument of great antiquity, having been used in a slightly different form by both Greeks and ...
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Aeolian harp plans – build your own harp

This simple little musical instrument derives its name from Aeolus, god of the winds, who is said to have lived ...
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GRIMACING FACE GAME – Kids Indoor Activities

Take a card one-and-one-half inches wide, and fold around it a piece of unruled note paper, so that the card ...
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Fun Activities for Kids at Home

Fun Activities for Kids at Home – Divided Square Puzzle Game

Fun activity for your kids at home: Take a square of paper or cardboard, and cut it into four pieces, ...
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DIY Wooden Sled – An Inexpensive Bobsled

A Bobsled of Simple Construction Using Ordinary Barrel Staves for the Runners Any boy who can drive a nail and ...
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How to make a Megaphone – Cardboard Megaphone

Learn how to make a  Megaphone  -  Cardboard Megaphone - excerpt from the book "The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell ...
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How to make a Telescope for Kids – Creative Activities for Children

Our eyes are good enough for simple stargazing.But they tell us very little about what the stars are really like.To ...
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Backyard fun for kids – Animated Giraffe – Circus for Kids

The Giraffe is one of the rarest of animals, and very few are to be found in captivity. So if ...
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Fun activities for kids outside – Animated Elephant – Circus for Kids

The Elephant is one of the oldest forms of animated animals, and is at the same time one of the ...
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How to make Bow and Arrow and How to make Arrows for a Bow – Traditional Archery

Authorities claim that the best materials from which to make bows are mulberry, sassafras, Southern cedar, black locust, black walnut, ...
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Airplane Kites – How to Make a Kite By W. A. Reich

After building a number of kites from a recent description in Amateur Mechanics I branched out and constructed the aeroplane ...
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How to Make a Paper Airplane That Loops

Paper Glider That Loops the Loop - By C. A. ThompsonThe usual paper glider shaped as shown in Fig. 1 ...
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War Kite – How to Make a Kite By Park Snyder

The material required for the making of a war kite is three pine sticks, each 60 in. long, one stick ...
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Merry Go Round Toy – How to Make a Merry Go Round

The Toy Merry-go-round in Fig. 310 consists of a strip of heavy cardboard turned up at its ends (Fig. 312), ...
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Antique Baby Doll Carriage – How to Make a Baby Carriage

A Baby Carriage than that shown in Fig. 299, with its rounded ends, arched bottom, and adjustable hood? It is ...
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Jack in the Box – How to Make a Jack in the Box Toy

A Jack in the box (Fig. 289) is a simpler toy to make than you might imagine. The box should ...
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Homemade Doll Furniture – How to Make Dolls House Furniture

Homemade Doll Furniture - How to Make Dolls House FurnitureThe metal furniture which you can buy is very pretty when ...
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Toy Stable Plans – A Homemade Toy Stable

Toy Stable Plans - A Homemade Toy StableIf you prefer a garage instead of this stable, you may omit the ...
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Wooden Doll House Plans – How to Make a Wooden Doll House

There is nothing more interesting to build than a doll-house, and the construction is within the ability of the average ...
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Shooting Gallery Game for Kids – Homemade Shooting Gallery

This interesting toy, with its funny animal targets, and a harmless pistol with which to shoot at them, will provide ...
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