HOWTO make toys from tin cans (ebook)

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6 Responses to “HOWTO make toys from tin cans (ebook)”

  1. Nettdata says:

    My dad got a couple of home made Christmas toys like this that were made by his dad in the 1940′s… a steam powered tractor and a thrasher. (They were farmers in Southwestern Ontario).

    http://flic.kr/p/99qJWb
    http://flic.kr/p/99nBkn

    They were pretty simple, and were made with old coffee and Campbell’s soup cans.

    He said he played with them for years, and they’re still on a shelf in his home office today.

  2. penguinchris says:

    These are a little more complex (steam powered tractor… awesome) but the basic concept – toys made from cans – is alive and well in certain parts of the world. Any touristy area you may venture into in Thailand will have people selling models of Tuk-Tuks and other things made from Thai beer and soda cans.

    They make them themselves, while they’re sitting there selling them… which in my mind kind of undermines their operation. Would you buy one knowing how easy it was to make (setting aside for a moment the question of whether or not it is even a nice souvenir…)?

  3. Corvinus says:

    Also available on the Lost Crafts site in HTML format (for free–the book is in the public domain). Google Books should have it as well.

  4. braininavat says:

    Watch out for those sharp edges!

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