School: Coill na Leac

Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 033

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of wire about two inches long for the axle, and put the wheels in on it. I put one wheel at each end of the axle and sewed the axle to the cart. Then I had the cart made.

I tie two light sticks together, each a foot long, and glue light brown paper to the sticks, and put patches along the paper to hold it to the sticks. Fasten strong twine to one of the sticks. Put a tassel of paper to the end of the stick. Take a hold of the twine, and let the kite into the air.

The toy I made was a top. I got a spool, and pared one end of it to a point. Then I made a little whip to spin it with. The way I made the whip was I got a stick, and a piece of strong twine, thenI tied the twine to the stick, and spun it round. The top stayed up a long time, when I spun it.