Old Fashioned Toys From Christmas Past

Wood, thread spools, simple fasteners, cloth, and wire are all you'll need to make these old fashioned toys that have stood the test of time.



pulldog
A wooden pulldog, the first of our old fashioned toys. Follow the assembly diagram and you should end up with something that looks like the photo.
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Print and use this grid diagram to obtain the right shape. The grid is to scale, so if you're using standard 8.5 x 10 paper try printing it longways.
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wood duck
The concept for the wooden pull duck is similar to the dog, but only has one set of wheels.
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Use this grid diagram to shape a block of wood into the pull duck.
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Use this diagram to assemble the pull duck.
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pullcar
Finally, the wooden pull car.
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pullcar
Use this grid diagram to shape wood into the car body. The diagram is to scale.
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pullcar
Use this diagram to assemble the pull car.
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parachute
The parachute and its assembly diagram.
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trapeze flipper
This little gymnast will flip, flop, and fly for you.
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trapeze flipper
Use this diagram to make the wooden pieces of the little gymnast. The diagram is to scale.
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trapeze flipper
Use this diagram to assembly the little gymnast.
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shape sorter
Photo and assembly diagram for the shapes puzzle.
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slugger
Wind up this little slugger and watch him spin.
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slugger
Use this diagram to assemble the little slugger.
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slugger
Print and use this grid diagram to shape a piece of wood into the little slugger. The diagram is to scale.
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spear the fish
Photo, assembly diagram, and grid diagram for our spear the fish toy. The grid diagram is to scale.
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snap toy
Photo and assembly diagram for the snap toy.
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whistle toy
Photo and assembly diagram for the two-tone wooden whistle.
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