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From building blocks and a blackboard in the nursery, skipping ropes and tennis racquets in the garden, and draughts and quoits in the parlour; toys and games are an important part of daily life in a dolls' house.
Here are 35 step-by-step, illustrated projects which show, in detail, how to make a variety of toys and games, and ideas are given for further variations. An illustrated section on the basic materials and equipment used offers practical guidance, while the basic techniques, such as working with wood, using glues, and painting and varnishing, are illustrated with step-by-step photographs.
Easy-to-use templates and diagrams are provided where necessary, including colour photocopying pages with a selection of pictures and patterns, and inspirational colour photographs show the toys and games being enjoyed in situ.
Readers will learn to create a range of beautifully detailed and life-like traditional toys and games for their dolls' house. Projects include : Building blocks and mini houses - Kites- Abacus- Xylophone- Jack-in-the-box and more!
About the Author
Jane Harrop started making miniatures as a hobby nine years ago, when she made and demonstrated the projects at her local miniatures group - her enthusiasm turned this hobby into her job. She has been teaching adult education classes for the past five years, and has had articles published in Dolls' House World magazine. Jane sells her work through local miniatures fairs to both collectors and the trade, and is presenting workshops at the 2002 British Miniature weekend fair. This is Jane's first book. Jane is married with two children, and lives in Poynton, Cheshire.
|Materials and Equipment||p. 8|
|Basic Techniques||p. 12|
|Toys That Teach|
|Building Blocks||p. 14|
|Picture Bricks||p. 17|
|Hammer and Pegs||p. 20|
|Paper Toys||p. 22|
|Push and Pull Toys|
|Rocking Horse||p. 24|
|Barrel Horse||p. 26|
|Sheep on Wheels||p. 28|
|Train Set||p. 30|
|Doll's Pram||p. 32|
|Brick Truck||p. 34|
|Dolls and Puppets|
|Toy Theatre||p. 36|
|Puppet Theatre and Puppets||p. 38|
|Table-top Skittles||p. 44|
|Table-top Quoits||p. 45|
|Indoor Croquet Set||p. 46|
|Outdoor Toys and Games|
|Skipping Rope and Hoop||p. 52|
|Tennis Racket and Ball||p. 54|
|Cricket Bat and Ball||p. 55|
|Sailing Boat||p. 60|
|About the author||p. 64|
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Series: Dolls' House Do-It-Yourself S.
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.28