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Handmade Toys: The Magic Propeller

Are your kids interested in magic? Probably they’re tired of the classical trick with the coin. So, let’s teach them how to make a propeller whirl and change its rotation by simply saying a magic word.
This could be a great chance to show how circular vibrations work and organize a magic show.The Magic Propeller

Difficulty: 2/5

MATERIALS:

a wooden stick 3x2cm and 20cm long
two flat balsa laths 2mm thick and 3cm long

TOOLS:

drill
hammer
2 small nails
sandpaper
saw

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Handmade Toys: The Penguin

Who loves penguins? Let’s build a new DIY toy following these few simple steps!the prenguin

Difficulty: 3/5

MATERIALS:

1 plywood sheet 3cm thick
a wooden stick with a diameter of 1cm and 1m long
a wooden stick with a diameter of 1cm and 10cm long
a bike inner tube

TOOLS:

Alternating saw
Hole saw
Saw
Hammer
Nails
Sandpaper
Acrylic colours and brushes

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Handmade Toys: The Cradle Carousel

The carousel is a traditional subject in the world of children’s toys and games and we have already proposed two version of it, The Little Carousel with wooden characters and The Little Carousel with ordinary materials. Now, here’s how to make a DIY cradle carousel for your babies! Just use plywood sheets, acrylic paint and your imagination and make the cradle carousel that suits better for your child!

The Cradle Carousel

Difficulty: 3/5

MATERIALS:

1 plywood sheet 3mm thick
1 plywood sheet 5mm thick
1 lath 2cm large and thick and 4cm long
a wooden stick with a diameter of 1cm
6 eye bolts
coloured string
sandpaper
cardboard sheet and a pencil

TOOLS:

fretsaw
drill

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Handmade Toys: The Little Carousel

The Treehouse Apps focuses on every kind of kids’ entertainment. Here’s a way to create new funny moments and enjoy them with the little ones. Here’s our first tutorial on how to make a toy!

Riccardo and Margherita have been toy makers and they published a book with which they help children to make their own toy.

Why make toys for your kids?

You can take the opportunity to play with your children and help them develop their manual ability.

The Little Carousel

Follow these simple steps and build your little carousel with the illustrated instructions of Riccardo and Margherita!

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