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Vintage Toys to Build

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Over at Homeschool Freebie, they have a PDF download of an old book from the early 1900’s of toys and games that kids could build themselves.  Kites, doll houses, book shelves, stilts, scooters… and lots lots more.  It’s such a great resource!  I hope that you and your kids (or grandkids) have lots of fun with this wonderful old fashioned way to have fun this summer!

Clothespin Catapault

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All work and no play makes Jane a very dull girl.

So, why not have a bit of fun with your clothespins?  This is a great cheap game that can be made with supplies on hand and adapted in so many ways… contests for accuracy, clothespin HORSE (like basketball), a way to assign weekly chores (OK, not fun but at least random), and who knows what else.

El hada de papel has a super simple picture showing how to make this little gadget just in time for the summer “Momma, I’m bored” comments coming from the kiddos.  (This blog is trilingual – so keep looking for the English part if you don’t speak Spanish or German.)

And, be on the lookout for more links to other clothespin crafts and games.  I’ll be posting them as I find them.  If you know of one, please let me know!