The Boy Mechanic Makes Toys: 159 Games, Toys, Tricks, and Other Amusements
It’s vintage fun! This follow-up to The Boy Mechanic--Popular Mechanics’ collection of can-do ingenuity from the early 1900s--features more than 200 unique toys and games that anyone with a basic tool kit will want to make, plus the unusual and attractive rounded, flexibound format. Charmingly designed to capture that old-fashioned flavor, every imaginative project remains as engaging today as ever, with its appeal fully intact. There’s amusement for little kids, including a toy donkey that nods and wags its tail; a child’s playhouse and a miniature windmill; magic tricks, such as an "X-Ray” pack of cards and mystery coin box; items for the great outdoors, which range from a homebuilt canoe to a diving tower; plus gizmos and gadgets, "scien-terrific” motors and engines, and entertaining objects for an older child to create and play with.
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The Boy Mechanic Makes Toys: 159 Games, Toys, Tricks, and Other Amusements (So Many Projects, Not Enough Time)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Take a trip down memory lane with this nostalgic meandering of projects gleaned from early 1900sPopular Mechanics magazine's pages. These projects and instructions may have been understood by Mr ... Read full review