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COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY

LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD COMPANYPUBLISHED, AUGUST, 1915

All rights reserved

HOME-MADE TOYS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

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A8TOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

J. S.

NortoooB Berwick & Smith Co. Cashing Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

HConstructive ideas expel destructive ideas from the juvenile mind.

INTRODUCTORY NOTESTHROUGHnewspaperthe author's handicraft volumes, and magazine and

ized they could

thousands of boys and girls who never realtheir own toys, have succeeded in conmodels which would do credit to Santa Claus' master structingarticles,

make

toy-makers. The success of this

new home

industry has suggested the

need of a volume devoted entirely to toy-making, and in HOMEMADE TOYS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS the author has brought together a large number of the toy ideas from his former handicraft volumes, and from his articles published in theLadies'

Home Journal, Woman's Home

Companion, Good House-

keeping, the Boys' Magazine, and other publications, and he believes that as collected and arranged the material will be found

a veritable gold-mine of toy-making information. Go to any toy store and price the toys similar to those described within these covers, then estimateif

you can how much

the other toys you do not find would cost if manufactured, and you: will, discover, that one hundred dollars would not covertheir -value,is

On

forward thrust of thestick

'--T^

Pa P er Pinwheel

is

the Simplest

Pinwheel to Make.

handle upon which it is mounted startsmerry speed.

it in motion, and when you run with the stick extended in front of you it whirls at a

A

piece of paper 8 or 10 inches square

is

needed for the

pinwheel.

Fold

this

piece

of

paper

diagonally from

HOME-MADE TOYS FORcorner to corner, both ways.

GIRLS

AND BOYSthe paper, and

Then open

with a pair of scissors cut along the diagonal creases, from thecorners to within ^ inch of the

Next, fold corners A, B, C, and D over to the center, as shown in Fig. 3, run acenter(Fig.2).

pin through the corners andthrough the center of the sheetFIG.2.

- -

DiagramPin wheel.

for

Paper

o f paper, drive the point of this ,. pm into the end of the stick.-,

handle,

and the pinwheeltin.

will

The Pinion-Wheel Windmillcardboard or

in Fig. 4

be completed. may be

made

of

A

circular piece 10 or 12 inches in di-

ameter

is

required.

After marking outthe outer edge with

a compass, describe an inner circle

about

i

inch

in-

side of it;

then draw

two

lines

through

the center at rightangles to each other, and another pair at

an angleThese

of 45 de-

grees to

these.r

FIG.

3.

How

the Paper Pinwheel

is

Folded.

lines are

shown by the heavy

radial lines in Fig.

5.

HOME-MADE WINDMILLSOne-half inch from each of these lines draw a parallel line, as indicated by

dotted lines in Fig. 5. The next thing to dois

to cut out the disk,

and cut along theheavylines

justlines

as

far as the

aredia-

shown

in(Fig.

the5),

gram

and

SPOOL HUB

then to bend up the

blades thus separated, to an angleof

FIG. 4.

A

Pinion- Wheel Windmill.

about 45 degrees, bending on the second

set of radial

lines (dotted lines in Fig. 5).

You had better make a cardboard pinion-wheelfirst,

then a tin one afteris

wards, as cardboard

so

much easier to cut. A pair ofheavy shearswill

be neces-

sary for cutting a tin wheel,

and a coldFIG.

chisel for separat-

5.

Diagram

for

Pinion- Wheel

ing the edges of the blades. To Mount the Pinion-

Windmill.

Wheel

drive

a

long

nail

through the center, through the hole in a spool, and into the end of a stick. Then nail the stick to a post or a fence top.

HOME-MADE TOYS FOR

GIRLS

AND BOYShub 4face,

The Four-blade Windmill showninches in diameter andi

in Fig. 6 has a7).

inch thick (Fig.

This should

be cut out of hard wood.

Draw two

lines across

one

through the center,

and

at right angles to each other.

Then carry

these lines across the edge of the block, not

at right angles to the sides, but atFi8

an angle

of 45 degrees,

Saw along these lines to a depth of i|inches.

The endsfit

of

the windmill bladesare toslots.

in

these

Cut the blades

of

equal size, 9 incheslong,5

inches wide

on

the

wide

edge,

andFigFIG. 6. FIG. FIG.7.

i| inches wide

A

Four-blade Windmill.to Slot

on the narrow edge, and fasten them inthe slots with nails.

Hub.

8.

How

End

of Shaft for Tail.

With the blades

in

position, pivot the hub to the end of the windmill shaft, a stick 20 inches long (Fig. 6). The end opposite to

pivoted and slotted with a saw to receive atail

that

to

which the hub

is

is

whittled(Fig.8).

round,

tail

Theit

may

be of the samethe Windmill

size as the blades,

though

is

shown shorter

in the illustration.

Mount

upon a

post, pivoting its shaft at

HOME-MADE WINDMILLSthe

5

balancing

centerso

with

a

nail

or

screw.

Bore a

hole large

the pivot,

enough and the windmill

the shaft willwill

turn

freely

upon

thus keep headed into

the wind.

The Eight-blade Windmill in Fig. 9 has a spool hub (Fig. 10), and blades made of cigar-box wood, shingles,tin,

or cardboard (Fig. n).

You

will see

by

Figs. 10

and

FIG.

9.

An

Eight-blade Windmill.

ii that the blades are nailed to the side of shortsticks,

and thehub.shaftis

sticks

are

driven intoturns12),

holes

spoke bored in

the spoolof

The hub(Fig.

on the rounded endoftail

the

stick

and the square endthe

this

shaft

slotted13).

to

receive

fan-shaped

(Figs. 12

and

For theat

Hub

use a large ribbon-spool.store.

You can

get one

any drygoods

Locate eight holes around the

HOME-MADE TOYS FOR

GIRLS

AND BOYS

center of the spool at equal distances from one another, and bore these with a gimlet or bit, or cut them with the

small blade of your jack-knife.

their

Cut the Eight Blades 6 inches long, 5 inches wide on wide edge, and ij inches wide on their narrow edge.

Prepare the hub sticks about f inch by f inch by 4^ inchesFig. ii

NAIL

WASHER-^WASHERFig. 10

^

Fig. 12

FIG. 10.

Spool Hub.

FIG. ii.

Blades.

FIG. 12.

Shaft.

FIG. 13.

Tail.

in size,

and whittle one end pointed

to

fit

in the

hub

(Fig.

n). Fasten the blades to the spokes with nails long enough to drive through the spokes and clinch on the underside.

Glue the spokes in the hub holes, turning them so the blades will stand at about the angle shown.

The Shaft should be madeJ inch

of a

hard wood stick aboutin size.

by

ij inches

by 30 inches

end small enough so the hub

will

Cut the round turn freely on it, and

HOME-MADE WINDMILLSpunch a small hole through through to hold the hub init

so a brad

may

be driven

place.

Cut the

slot in the

square end with a saw. Cut the Tail of the shape shown in Fig. 13. Pivot the Windmill upon the top of a post support, inthe

same

manner

as

directed

for

the other windmills.

Figure 14 showsmill

how

the toy wind-

may

be rigged up

To Operate a Toy Jumping- Jack, by supporting the jumping-jack on a bracket, and connecting its string

FIG. 14.

How

the Windmill

may

be Rigged up to Operate a

Toy Jumping-Jack.

to the

hub

of the windmill.

You can make your jumpingno, thedetails of

jack

like

the one in Fig.113.

which are

shown

in Fig.

Cut the upright of the bracket (A, Figs. 14 and 15) Nail 14 inches long, and the crossp