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The Toymaker's Christmas: Paper Toys You Can Make Yourself

The Toymaker's Christmas: Paper Toys You Can Make Yourself

Marilyn Scott Waters
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 7 to 10
Sterling, 2010   ISBN: 978-1402768521

Making things with your hands is a wonderful way to spend a cold or wet winter day. In this unique craft kit, there are eleven paper toys that children can put together. No special skills are required, and the only additional thing a child will need is some glue. The book opens with instructions on how to put each of the paper toys together. All you need to do is to punch the toys out of their pages (all of the toys are already perforated), fold the tabs, and apply some glue. In no time at all a young crafter will have a snowman, a nutcracker, a countdown to Christmas frame, a dancing holly fairy, and more.

Children are sure to love the charming vintage looking paper toys that they can make using this kit. The toys can be used as decorations or gifts when they are completed.

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