HOMEMADE TOYS

DIY wooden periscope - How to make a periscope out of wood

DIY wooden periscope – How to make a periscope out of wood

A Snow-fort Periscope When you defend a snow-fort, or "snow-trench" to be modern, you not only want to keep the ...
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Fig. 554. A Bob-Sled of Which Any Boy Might Be Proud.

How to make a bobsled out of wood – DIY vintage bobsled

How to make a bobsled out of wood There are two ways of building a bob-sled. One way is to ...
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How to make a cardboard airplane that flies far – A Sling-Shot Glider plan

How to make a cardboard airplane that flies far – A Sling-Shot Glider plan

To make a Sling-Shot Glider, Cut stick A (Fig. 485) of the proportions shown, and with a saw slit one ...
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How to make a cardboard airplane that flies far - Simple cardboard glider plan

How to make a cardboard airplane that flies far – Simple cardboard glider plan

The framework, or fuselage (A), connecting the planes, is a cardboard strip of the dimensions shown in Fig. 480, folded ...
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How to make a paper boat step by step - Paper Boat origami

How to make a paper boat step by step – Paper Boat origami

Take a piece of paper measuring about four by three inches ; fold it across the middle, as shown by ...
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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

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

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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