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xx   TOY

Sculpture game and puzzle. A collection of various shapes and colors of wood can be fitted together several ways to form a 2"x2"x8" column that stores in a V-block tray. The individual pieces can also be used for a stacking block game where the object is to avoid having them fall over.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 54

Ten old-timey toys you can make: (1) spool racer, (2) old-time paddle-wheeler, (3) handkerchief parachute, (4) Park-Pond sailboat, (5) somersault clatter blocks, (6) monkey on a swing, (7) hummer buttons, (8) shepherd's flute, (9) quoits (ring toss game), and (10) pill-in-the-bottle.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1971 (v.49#12) pg. 52

How to make wooden building blocks that become a puzzle to fit into the box which stores them.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1975 (v.53#11) pg. 61, 130

How to make giant fabric alphabet blocks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1976 (v.54#12) pg. 56

Interlocking children's blocks made of wood and plastic. Two styles shown.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 52

Block busters. Build a collection of toy block shapes including rectangular, square, triangular, arched, and cylindrical.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 45
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 6

Block Buster wooden crate for Lego blocks has a slide-on lid covered with a Lego base.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 46

Cross-stitch blocks.
CRAFTS Mar 1992 (v.15#3) pg. 43, 55

Toys for toddlers. (1) Perforated plastic blocks are stitched with letters and crayon motifs. (2) Crocheted balls (2" diameter).
CRAFTS Dec 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 64, 41

How to make calico blocks and balls for a baby.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1976 (v.6#7) pg. 60

Building blocks/puzzle combination. Assorted block shapes fit precisely into a 14.5" square frame.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 97, 163

Soft fabric "blocks" are made from patchwork squares stuffed with fiberfill. Est. cost: $2.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 117, 193

Special table designed for use with "Lego" blocks has a 20"x20" top with four built-in "Lego" baseplates.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 46

This simple jig makes joints on dowels or short tree branches for a miniature log house. ("Lincoln Log" style)
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 12

Tip on making "dimensional play blocks" from scrap wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 4

Tip on woods and finishes to use when making toy blocks.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 18

Tip: Make children's blocks by covering small cardboard boxes with adhesive-coated papers in bright colors.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 6

Baby's fabric activity block has something on each of the block's six sides for a tot to try. (1) feeding a dog a bone, (2) a phone with removable receiver, (3) a boy with moveable arms, (4) a hen and chick hatching from an egg, (5)a boot to sole and (6) a mitten that a hand can be inserted into.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1988 (v.33#5) pg. 56, 80

Wooden block set is stored in a small wooden wagon.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1990 (v.35#6) pg. 34, 74

Baby's blocks to cross-stitch and make from plastic canvas. They feature duck, train and teddy bear motifs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1991 (v.36#1) pg. 63, 90

Toys to make for sand and water. Sand building blocks, mini-bulldozer, scooper, flatbed truck and roller.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #145 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 54(?)

Make a needlepoint storybook block for children from plastic canvas.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1984 (v.7#4) pg. 6

Play blocks in the shape of numerals are stored in a hinged box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1981 (v.156#5) pg. 30

45 hardwood blocks of various shapes are stored in a small roll-around wagon (11"x15"x7" tall) when not in use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1995 (v.172#10) pg. 82

How to make your own "Lincoln Logs" with a router and a saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1967 (v.191#5) pg. 122

Log cabin blocks. Dowel material is cut into six lengths. Includes instructions for making a half-moon joint-cutting jig for a router. This is used when cutting coped curves in ends of the "logs". Gable ends are cut from solid pieces of wood.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #88 Jan 1996 (v.15#4) pg. 54

Tip shows how to make play blocks for children from Styrofoam.
SUNSET Jan 1977 (v.158#1) pg. 46

Tip on how to make building blocks from empty milk cartons.
SUNSET Dec 1977 (v.159#6) pg. 100

Modular building boards for children. a 4x8-ft. sheet of hardboard is cut into 28 panels which are then slotted so they can fit together to make buildings. Est. cost: $10.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 128

Make oversize, lightweight building blocks by covering paper milk cartons with contact paper.
SUNSET Dec 1991 (v.187#6) pg. 124

Say it with Christmas blocks. Wooden blocks spell out "Merry Christmas".
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #12 Nov 1989 (v.2#6) pg. 6

Foam blocks covered with fabric are decorated with iron-on letters and numbers.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 113, 200

Building-block castle. The fifteen different shapes of blocks are cut from 2x4 and 2x6 stock.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 36
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #42 Apr 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 12

Tip shows how to make a set of alphabet blocks for children trying to learn Braille. (Braille chart is not included.)
WOOD MAGAZINE #107 Aug 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 5

Custom-made toy building blocks. Small wooden blocks are fitted with short dowels and matching holes so that they lock together. Compatible window, door and roof components allow construction of buildings.
WOODWORK #18 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 70

Tip shows how to cover foam blocks with crocheted granny squares.
WORKBASKET Sep 1978 (v.43#12) pg. 23

Tip shows how to make a baby block that rattles. Made from squares of plastic, crocheted around the edge and sewn together with a bell inside.
WORKBASKET Nov 1978 (v.44#2) pg. 21

Set of nine soft blocks for a toddler are made from plastic needlepoint canvas worked with letters, numbers and pictures.
WORKBASKET Oct 1986 (v.52#1) pg. 33

Soft, squeezable blocks for a baby are sewn from gingham and print fabrics, appliqued with bunny, duck and pig shapes and stuffed with fiberfill.
WORKBASKET Mar 1989 (v.54#5) pg. 58

Plastic canvas baby blocks (2"x2"x2") are needlepointed in colorful pinwheel motifs.
WORKBASKET Mar 1990 (v.55#5) pg. 62

Toy concrete block machine. This hand-operated machine makes miniature concrete blocks 3" long.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1967 (v.23#1) pg. 46

Hollow wooden "number blocks" are made in varying lengths and filled with beans, rice, bells, etc. to make noise. Good for small children.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1968 (v.24#6) pg. 57

Toy building blocks. A 250 block set with five sizes of notched blocks.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 10

Convert wood scraps into toy blocks and store them in the wooden box pictured here.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 111

Make old fashioned building logs ("Lincoln Logs").
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 4
Correction WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 21

Nine rectangular wooden blocks fit in a simple wagon with 4 wooden wheels. The blocks are painted to form the image of a clown.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 38

"Bill Ding" blocks. Use your scroll saw to cut out a set of old-time classic stacking toys.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 30

Box of blocks. About fifty wooden cubes (1-3/8" square) are stored in a wooden container (6"x7"x8" tall) with a lift-off top.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1991 (v.47#4) pg. 48

Puzzle blocks for play or display. Cut up a photo, postcard, pictured wrapping paper, ... and paste onto small wooden blocks.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 26

Wooden building blocks include a variety of architectural shapes and store in a simple plywood box.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 38

Rubber band block toy. A string of colorful wooden blocks (each 1"x1"x2") are hooked together using rubber bands and dowels. This allows the blocks to be twisted, turned and formed into various shapes.
WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 58
Correction WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1995 (v.51#1) pg. 8