Homemade Wooden Toys

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 you make a giraffe, which is not difficult to do, you will have a feature in your show that none but the very largest combines can afford. The animal’s head should be drawn the shape …

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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, apple, and slippery elm, in the order named; but if a boy selects what appears to be a good sound piece of wood, with straight grain, he has something which will suit the purpose. Excerpt …

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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 measure about 5¾ inches by 5¾ inches by 5 inches. Hinge the cover to the top with two pieces of heavy cloth; glue one piece to the inside of the cover and box, and the …

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Homemade Doll Furniture – How to Make Dolls House Furniture

Homemade Doll Furniture – How to Make Dolls House Furniture The metal furniture which you can buy is very pretty when it is new, but this new appearance does not last long after it has come into a youngster’s possession, for the pieces are very slender and delicate, and thus easily broken. Wooden furniture is …

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Toy Stable Plans – A Homemade Toy Stable

Toy Stable Plans – A Homemade Toy Stable If you prefer a garage instead of this stable, you may omit the stalls, and make one or two large windows in the rear wall in place of the small high windows shown.  Fig. 238.—Exterior of Stable.The building’s construction is very simple. The dimensions are: width, twenty-four …

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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 girl. If brother is willing to lend a hand with the carpenter work so much the better. Sister can attend to the finishing and furnishing, which are important parts of the work that she can …

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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 an endless amount of fun for a winter’s evening or stormy afternoon. Fig. 212.—The Completed Toy Shooting Gallery. Figure 212 shows the completed toy, and Fig. 213 the box that forms The Framework. The targets …

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Cricket Rattle Toy – Wooden Toy Plans

A Cricket-rattle is about the liveliest form of rattle ever devised (Fig. 114). After constructing one for your sister or brother, you probably will decide to make one for yourself.  Fig. 114.—Whirling the Cricket-rattle makes it chirp. For this rattle, first prepare a notched spool (A, Fig. 116). The notches in this need not be …

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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 …

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