Making Moving Toys: 30 Quick and Easy Projects to Make

Making Moving Toys: 30 Quick and Easy Projects to Make

by Pippa Howes, Ian Howes
     
 

Create a colorful and funfilled collection of moving toys using a wide range of techniques and materials. Use papier mch, origami, woodworking, and modeling clay to craft enchanting playthings that spin, rock, bob, pop up, climb, jump, and move in other ways. Some of the projects, such as a paper windmill, are simple enough for a child to make; others, like a… See more details below

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Create a colorful and funfilled collection of moving toys using a wide range of techniques and materials. Use papier mch, origami, woodworking, and modeling clay to craft enchanting playthings that spin, rock, bob, pop up, climb, jump, and move in other ways. Some of the projects, such as a paper windmill, are simple enough for a child to make; others, like a traditional wooden carousel, require more advanced skills. Ranging from classic spinning tops to the whimsy of a flying pig, these charming toys are sure to appeal to adults as well as children.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Motion and performance are the emphasis in these three books. Currell, the author of several books on puppets (e.g., The Compete Book of Puppet Theatre), presents a detailed manual with line drawings and photographs for constructing and staging several types of two- and three-dimensional puppets to be used by children or adults. Some of the moving toys in the Howes's book, such as jumping figures and bobbing birds, are constructed much like puppets, but this book also includes carousels, pinwheels, and a very clever little theater with magnetic characters. Maskwork combines historical information about ethnic masks that children can make for their own performances, with performance and staging tips included. All three books would be welcome in general crafts collections. The Currell and Foreman books are also suitable for theater collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781855854536
Publisher:
Collins & Brown
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.71(w) x 11.43(h) x 0.37(d)

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