As toys become more and more complicated and artificial, parents are discovering anew the many benefits of simple wooden toys.
Inexpensive, beautiful, durable, safe and earth-friendly, wooden toys have been popular with young children for generations. Plus, they don’t require batteries.
Making them couldn’t be easier. All of the animal shapes, wheels and other pieces are traced directly from full-size patterns onto 1-inch clear pine, cut out and sanded smooth. Once that’s done, The parts are painted with high-gloss, non-toxic enamel and assembled.
The pull toys range in size from 5 inches to 7 inches tall and from 4 inches to 11 inches long.
The Pull Toys Trio plan, No. 765, is $6.95 includes full-size traceable patterns, complete step-by-step directions and a shopping list and cutting schedule.
A catalog picturing hundreds of do-it-yourself projects is $3.95. Prices include postage and handling (for first-class mail, add $1 per item).
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