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Y PUBLIC LIBRARY
THE BRANCH LIBRARIES
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LOTHROP, LEE fr SHEPARD
COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY
LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD COMPANYPUBLISHED, AUGUST, 1915
All rights reserved
HOME-MADE TOYS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
A8TOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
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,
toy-makers. The success of this
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
forward thrust of thestick
Pa P er Pinwheel
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
piece of paper 8 or 10 inches square
needed for the
HOME-MADE TOYS FORcorner to corner, both ways.
AND BOYSthe paper, and
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.
o f paper, drive the point of this ,. pm into the end of the stick.-,
and the pinwheeltin.
The Pinion-Wheel Windmillcardboard or
in Fig. 4
be completed. may be
circular piece 10 or 12 inches in di-
After marking outthe outer edge with
a compass, describe an inner circle
side of it;
the center at rightangles to each other, and another pair at
of 45 de-
the Paper Pinwheel
shown by the heavy
radial lines in Fig.
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
far as the
then to bend up the
blades thus separated, to an angleof
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
much easier to cut. A pair ofheavy shearswill
sary for cutting a tin wheel,
and a coldFIG.
chisel for separat-
ing the edges of the blades. To Mount the Pinion-
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
AND BOYShub 4face,
The Four-blade Windmill showninches in diameter andi
in Fig. 6 has a7).
inch thick (Fig.
be cut out of hard wood.
through the center,
at right angles to each other.
these lines across the edge of the block, not
at right angles to the sides, but atFi8
of 45 degrees,
Saw along these lines to a depth of i|inches.
the windmill bladesare toslots.
Cut the blades
equal size, 9 incheslong,5
andFigFIG. 6. FIG. FIG.7.
i| inches wide
Four-blade Windmill.to Slot
on the narrow edge, and fasten them inthe slots with nails.
of Shaft for Tail.
With the blades
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
which the hub
be of the samethe Windmill
size as the blades,
in the illustration.
post, pivoting its shaft at
enough and the windmill
the shaft willwill
thus keep headed into
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).
ii that the blades are nailed to the side of shortsticks,
spoke bored in
on the rounded endoftail
and the square endthe
use a large ribbon-spool.store.
Locate eight holes around the
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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.
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
and whittle one end pointed
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
hard wood stick aboutin size.
by 30 inches
end small enough so the hub
Cut the round turn freely on it, and
HOME-MADE WINDMILLSpunch a small hole through through to hold the hub init
so a brad
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
the other windmills.
Figure 14 showsmill
the toy wind-
be rigged up
To Operate a Toy Jumping- Jack, by supporting the jumping-jack on a bracket, and connecting its string
be Rigged up to Operate a
of the windmill.
You can make your jumpingno, thedetails of
the one in Fig.113.
Cut the upright of the bracket (A, Figs. 14 and 15) Nail 14 inches long, and the crossp