TOY-MAKING AT HOME
TO MAKE A HUNDRED TOYS FROM ODDS AND ENDS
has been compiled with the assistance of Mr. Walter
Higgins, the well-known instructor in woodwork.
fulfils a long-felt want in that it supplies fascinating
amusement for evenings at home. The making of toys is an
engrossing pastime, and the home-made toy is invariably
more novel than the shop-bought article and of superior
quality, besides which there is always a satisfaction in
"I made it myself."
purpose of the book is to give simple and easily
understood instructions and plain diagrams and sketches
for making toys from the odds and ends that are usually
discarded as useless. Matches, Match Boxes, Cotton
Reels, Cocoa Tins, Cigar Boxes, and even Egg Shells
comprise the materials from which are evolved Shops,
Working Models, Dolls' Furniture, Boats, Steam Engines,
Windmills, and scores of other toys dear to the hearts
of boys and girls.
the chief charm of the occupation is that literally
dozens of toys can be made at a cost of less than a
penny. Every toy described in this book is practicable,
and can be easily made by anyone possessing the smallest
amount of handicraft skill. At the same time the
instructions are such as will prove of the utmost value
to instructors of handicraft classes.