Homemade Toys

These old-fashioned homemade toys will delight your kids and provide hours of amusement.



030 homemade toys - sailboat
This toy sailboat will keep your child busy for hours.
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sailboat
A pine board, dowels, an old cotton sheet and some bolts and washers are all that is necessary to construct this toy sailboat.
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030 homemade toys - hummer disk
Have fun with this easy to make hummer button.  
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whittle
Use your jackknife to make this "whammydoodle" toy.
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clatter
Surprise your kids with this easy to make clatter blocks toy.
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hummer button
String, buttons and wooden dowels are all it takes to make the hummer button hum.
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parachute
This parachute, like all the rest of these toys, is made from recycled materials. You could assemble the bob shown, or use an ordinary hex-nut.
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spool racer
Have fun with these wooden spool racers.
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spinning top
See how long you can keep this spinning top going.
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