Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs: Traditional Toymaking: The Foxfire Americana Library (6)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 6, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 120 pages
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The Foxfire Americana Library takes you back to the good ol’ days with a collection of simple, classic toys that can be made at home. Complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions, “Blowguns and Bouncing Pigs” includes advice on how to make:
 
Ball and Cups
Blowguns
Bouncing Pigs
Bows and Arrows
Bubble Blowers
Bull Grinders
Buttons on a String
Climbing Bears
Corn Guns
Cornstalk Animals
Cornstalk Fiddle
Apple-head Dolls
Cucumber Dolls
Fluttermills
Fly Guns
Hoops
Jumping Jacks
Kicking Mules
Limberjacks
Pop Guns
Puzzles
Rattletraps
Rolling Clowns
Sling Shots
Smoke Grinders
Squirt Guns
Stick Horses
Stilts
Grapevine Swings
Rope Swings
Tops or Dancers
Whimmy Diddles or Jeep Sticks
Hollow Whistles
Split Whistles
Whittled Animals

Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia.  Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.
 

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Contents

Ball and
5
Climbing Bear
18
Cucumber Dolls
43
Fly
56
Pop Guns
72
Sling Shots
92
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The Foxfire Americana Library is a collection of eBooks drawing from The Foxfire Fund’s extensive series of tips, how-to’s, stories, and legends designed to preserve and foster Appalachian culture. The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center is located in Mountain City, Georgia. www.foxfire.org.

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