Steven Caney's Handmade Toy Book

If the thought of making handmade toys appeals to you, here are three ideas from a toy book filled with them.



handmade toys - movie wheel fig 1
FIG 1: Possible picture sequences you can draw and use with your movie wheel.
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handmade toys - movie wheel photo
A child using the cardboard version of the movie wheel.
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handmade toys - movie wheel fig 2, fig 3
FIG 2: Main disk of movie wheel should look something like this. Center hole is for rotation, off-center hole is for turning the disk. FIG 3: Assembly of wooden version of movie wheel.
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handmade toys - turtle race
TOP: Cutting a piece of cardboard into a turtle shape. BOTTOM: Cardboard turtles at the starting line.
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handmade toys - pea and toothpick fig 4, fig 5
FIG 4: Materials you will need for pea and toothpick construction. FIG 5: Method of building with peas and toothpicks.
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Future structural engineer assembles a four story pea and toothpick building.
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