Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.
On this page
- Homemade ToysPeople make small toys to please children. Some of these are a top, a kite, a wind pipe, a corncrake, and a watch made from a turnip.A top is made by thinning one side of a spool, and by putting a piece of wood through the spool. Then if it is twisted, it will spin round the table or floor.A kite is made from papers placed on top of each other. A long string is attached to one end. It is then let off with the wind and it flies up high.If a wind pipe is got and dried well and a few shot grains put into it, then tied at each end it will make noise like a rattler.A corncrake is made from a long piece of wood with a piece of leather attached like a tongue at its top. This tongue slips round and makes noise like a corncrake.A bow and arrow is made from two rods. One rod bent round and tied with a piece of string. The other rod has(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Annie Mc Dermott